Romanism

[roh-muh-niz-uh m]
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noun Disparaging.


Origin of Romanism

First recorded in 1665–75; Roman + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for romanism

Romanism

noun

Roman Catholicism, esp when regarded as excessively or superstitiously ritualistic
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Word Origin and History for romanism

Romanism

n.

"Roman Catholicism" (usually, if not always, with a disparaging savor; in some contexts suggesting political allegiance to the Vatican), 1670s, from Roman + -ism.

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