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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?
Yet that Counter-Reformation papistry with which the undergraduate Scialabba wrestled leaves its mark on these pages still.
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.
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.