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  • adj. being of or connected with the Roman Catholic faith

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Church of Rome and its doctrines and ceremonies; pertaining to popery; popish; -- used disparagingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as papistical.

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  • adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism


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  • It is his fault, not mine, that he writes "Thus beneath the bearded Jesus is the flesh of Christina," and "It was a lesson in pessimism to complement her memory of the mouse," and "Eventually Maria extricated herself from papistic Longleat," plus a thousand more sentences of the kind.

    The Rossettis

  • And yet the deep fibres of heredity from her papistic Highland ancestors, and from old pious Moretons, drew him constantly to this spot at times when no one would be about.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • And yet the deep fibres of heredity from her papistic Highland ancestors, and from old pious

    The Freelands

  • Henkel to the rank of catechist, on the false charge that he had preached transubstantiation and other papistic heresies and thereby given offense to the "Reformed brethren."

    American Lutheranism Volume 1: Early History of American Lutheranism and The Tennessee Synod

  • For Ziska, stout and furious, blind of one eye and at last of both, a kind of human rhinoceros driven mad, had risen out of the ashes of murdered Huss, and other bad papistic doings, in the interim; and was tearing up the world at a huge rate.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The spirit of a soldier of the Truth entered into me; weary as I was, I rushed from the dusky corner where I had been hidden in the twilight, ran to the altar, and held up my hand with my hymn-book as I began to repeat an address that had often silenced the papistic mummers in England.

    In the Wrong Paradise

  • Looking at the strange inscriptions in an unfamiliar tongue, he was singularly touched with the few cheap memorials lying upon the graves -- like childish toys -- and for the moment overlooked the papistic emblems that accompanied them.

    Selected Stories of Bret Harte

  • Buddhism corrupted by Brahmic theocracy -- as Christianity by Mosaic rites, by papistic theology and sectarian piety -- has come to us as a morbid asceticism or worse, delighting in self-inflicted individual tortures and revelling in unthinkable contradictions.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887 Volume 1, Number 11

  • Croi from time immemorial had been renowned for its devout and strict observance of papistic rites and ceremonies; the Counts of Nassau had gone over to the new sect -- sufficient reasons why Philip of Croi, Duke of Arschot, should prefer a party which placed him the most decidedly in opposition to the Prince of Orange.

    The Works of Frederich Schiller

  • The _Formula_ adds: "For especially in these last times it is no less, needful to admonish men to Christian discipline and good works, and remind them how necessary it is that they exercise themselves in good works as a declaration of their faith and gratitude to God, than that works be not mingled in the article of justification; because men may be damned by an Epicurean delusion concerning faith, as well as by papistic and Pharisaical confidence in their own works and merits."

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church


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