papism


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papism

(ˈpeɪpɪzəm)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) offensive Roman Catholicism

papism

Usually disparaging. authoritarian government under the direction of the pope. Also papistry. — papist, n. — papistic, papistical, adj.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papism - the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Romepapism - the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
Catholicism, Catholicity - the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
2.papism - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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papism

n (pej)Papismus m
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