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Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a Roman Catholic.

[New Latin pāpista, from Late Latin pāpa; see pope.]

pa′pist, pa·pis′tic (pə-pĭs′tĭk) adj.
pa′pist·ry n.
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Adj.1.papistic - of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church"
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If, Chemnitz postulated in the voice of a supposed opponent, "religion and faith are to be judged on the basis of antiquity, why, then, do we depart from the papistic religion, faith, and church, which can defend themselves by the pretext of many years?
This lurid fantasy of Papistic Stuart terror begins: