Definitions

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  • n. the Roman Catholic faith

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Popery; -- an offensive term.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The system of which the Pope is the head; popery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
  • n. offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church

Etymologies

From papist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although the parochial schools we looked at assured us they welcomed Baptist, Muslim, and Hindu children along with Catholics, Agatha was afraid I was backsliding toward papism.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • The central tenet of the Baptist faith, “soul competency”, which begat or was begotten by their anti-papism/episcopacy, actually has a lefty component to it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Things I Did Not Know

  • *Anti-papism : the view that the Pope is either an impostor or a medieval despot.

    The Last Acceptable Prejudice

  • "They feared I might be infected with papism, " she said, fidgeting with the tassels on the edge of her shawl.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • "My father was very opposed to papism, " she continued earnestly, -which is why, in his will, he insisted I must marry a communicant of the Church of England, or else.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • Ignorance is the only possible cause for papism, my dear father always said, and a burning at the stake the only known cure.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • It carried the roots of evil from France into Scotland, where under a different name it entered into a league with united England, with whom, after having let it in behind the curtain of its secret and having declared deadly war to papism, it cooperates even to the present day, helping out England in her exploits over the whole world with its capital and concessions, in which respect the Sanhedrin was never penurious.

    The History of a Lie 'The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion'

  • In the East, it degraded the Church into an abject subservience, in which she abdicated her functions as a denouncer of luxury and oppression, and submitted to ‘the Cæsaro-papism’ of wavering despots.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • Where Calvin is concerned we must not allow our admiration to be too easily awaked; we must note that he is speaking of an Anabaptist, that is, of a soul which has thrown off the "papism."

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09

  • Know-Nothings of the 1850s worried about the first great mass of German and Irish immigration, and of course the protestant nation worrying about papism.

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