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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.


(ˈpeɪ pə stri)

usage: This term is used by Protestants to show contempt for Roman Catholic practices and tenets.
Disparaging. Roman Catholicism.
pa•pis•ti•cal (peɪˈpɪs tɪ kəl, pə-) pa•pis′tic, adj.


[ˈpeɪpɪstrɪ] N (pej) → papismo m


n (pej)Papismus m
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Or art thou one of those naughty elfs or fairies whom we thought to have left behind us, with other relics of Papistry, in merry old England?
50) Lennox and his crew are made monstrously evil ('his barbarous fury', 'their diabolical and malicious craft' (51) ) and placed at the centre of the same nexus of evils incarnated by Greene's Jaques: Frenchness, papistry, murder, adultery and, last but not least, enmity to England, Scotland's true friend in politics and religion; the effect has been to pervert the king's natural virtue in the guise of offering him true service.
5) On multiple occasions, the Disciplinarians pressed the English Parliament to pass legislation outlawing the episcopacy and the Lords Spiritual on the grounds that scripture authorized only four enduring offices in the Church: the elders to govern, the scholars to teach, the priests to administer sacraments, and the deacons to minister to the poor; (6) and that, as a consequence, bishops, lords spiritual, or any other type of ecclesiastical magistracy was an Antichristian vestige of papistry (7) that defied Christ's division of Caesars kingdom and His own.
Thus, even as Pembroke's Men toured the north of England with a play that valorized his indulgence to his favorites, the image of the King of Scots as the leading Protestant candidate to succeed the queen was overturned by this proof of the intimacy of favoritism and papistry.
Yet that Counter-Reformation papistry with which the undergraduate Scialabba wrestled leaves its mark on these pages still.
Patrick as free of the taint of papistry and repositioned the Protestant Church of which he was primate as its true heir" (208).
Joseph Priestley frequently spoke of papists and papistry with a vehemence that sounds like pure intolerance to our ears, but it is important to see exactly how his views related to the culturalist and historicist perspectives that underwrote the Higher Criticism as it came to be practiced.
More direct engagement with Alexandra Walsham's influential work on church papistry would have made this work even stronger.
There were also those who wished to change religion, but who would not think Elizabeth's new church was going far enough, calling it, he suggested, 'a cloaked papistry or a mingle mangle'.
consequently strives to undermine Smyth through accusations of papistry, that is, support for the papacy, whose authority, regardless of Henry's distaste for doctrinal reform, had been decisively rejected by statute in the early 1530s.
Thus in an increasingly diverse seventeenth-century Protestant culture, monstrous births might signify punishment either for hidden papistry or for zealous repudiation of a Romish tradition still practiced by the national church.