popery


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pop·er·y

 (pō′pə-rē)
n. Offensive
The doctrines, practices, and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.

popery

(ˈpəʊpərɪ)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a derogatory name for Roman Catholicism

pop•er•y

(ˈpoʊ pə ri)

n.
usage: This term is used by Protestants to show contempt for Roman Catholic practices and tenets.
n.
Disparaging. Roman Catholicism.
[1525–35]

popery

Derogatory & Offensive. Roman Catholicism.
See also: Pope
Pejorative. papal authority or actions.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.popery - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Translations

popery

[ˈpəʊpərɪ] N (pej) → papismo m
no popery!¡abajo el papa!, ¡papa no!

popery

n (pej)Pfaffentum nt; no popery!Pfaffen raus!

popery

[ˈpəʊpərɪ] n (pej) → papismo
References in classic literature ?
Our discourse therefore now became entirely political.[*] For my own part, I had been for some time very seriously affected with the danger to which the Protestant religion was so visibly exposed under a Popish prince, and thought the apprehension of it alone sufficient to justify that insurrection; for no real security can ever be found against the persecuting spirit of Popery, when armed with power, except the depriving it of that power, as woeful experience presently showed.
preach against popery, and bishops were ordered to supend those who
and constant machinations of Popery, a preservation so strange and
But perhaps we do not know it in our hearts too well, to profit by even so humble an example as the 'No Popery' riots of Seventeen Hundred and Eighty.
In this retirement--a Patmos amid the howling ocean of popery that surrounds us--a letter from England has reached me at last.
I'm not exactly a Protestant, and I'm not a Catholic, but I could almost pray for the days of popery to come again-- because of the fasts."
They do not possess our blessings and advantages, and they are, for the most part, brought up in the blind errors of Popery. It has also always been my precept and practice, as it was my dear husband's precept and practice before me (see Sermon XXIX.
The Episcopal system was an anathema to all good covenanters, the back door to popery, and Charles found the perfect instrument in the ambitious and opportunist minister James Sharp, who, by December 1661, had connived his way to the Archbishopric of St Andrew's and primacy of Scotland.
Puritans were ardent English Calvinists (read: predestinarian Protestants) who labored relentlessly to rid the Established Church of all vestiges of "popery" beginning in the 1560s.
They learn to know and love this great man, and with him experience the anxieties of the cholera outbreak and the dangers of the 'No- Popery' riots.
Consequently, Catholicism was perceived, at least by certain influential Protestant social groups, as a threat to the nation's values and socio-economic accomplishments, an attack by 'Popery', with all its negative connotations, on Britain and America, with the scope of depriving their people of liberty and 'enlightenment', replacing them with Papal control and 'superstition'.
Notably, the unrevised paper on "The 'No Popery' Crusade and the Newfoundland School System, 1836-1841," first published in 1991, describes an ongoing debate about whether the denominational system should be abolished, revised, or retained.