from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive One who professes Roman Catholicism.
- n. A student of or authority on ancient Roman law, culture, and institutions.
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- n. A student of ancient Rome
- n. A Roman Catholic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who adheres to Romanism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Roman Catholic; an adherent of the Church of Rome: used chiefly by opponents of that church.
- Belonging or relating to Romanism; Roman Catholic: as, the Romanist and the Protestant systems.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism
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What matter, _in extremis_, whether we be called Romanist, or Protestant, or Greek, or Calvinist?
Pise's suggestion that "Romanist" is more "local" than "Papist" may be on the right track, although some hair-splitting is involved.
Still, he does distinguish between the point of "Romanist" (denoting a particular sect associated with Rome) and "Papist" (denoting allegiance to a particular leader).
This is the first time I've seen a 19th-c. author try to historicize the use of "Romanist" vs.
Ironically, a quick run through my personal library catalog reveals no books with "Romanist" or "Papist" in the title, although I do have eighteen books with "Romanism" and ten with "Popery."
Italian influence; however, his pupil, Jan van Scorel, is regarded as the first "Romanist".
"Romanist" jurisconsults, who confined themselves to the observation of Greek and Roman antiquity, he drew upon the modern history of
He was Reformer and "Romanist" as the advocates of Rome or Reformation happened to interpret him.
Had he been "A Good Catholic" he would have been elected with votes to burn; for did not Dick Bland have to hide out in the Ozark hills to escape the presidential nomination the moment it was rumored that his wife was a "Romanist"?
There has been a general feeling that I was for years where I had no right to be; that I was a "Romanist" in Protestant livery and service; that I was doing the work of a hostile Church in the bosom of the English Establishment, and knew it, or ought to have known it.