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(Roman Catholic Church) offensive Roman Catholicism
Usually disparaging. authoritarian government under the direction of the pope. Also papistry. — papist, n. — papistic, papistical, adj.See also: Catholicism
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|Noun||1.||papism - the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome|
|2.||papism - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church|
n (pej) → Papismus m