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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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