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papist

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noun, often capitalized pa·pist \ˈpā-pist\

Definition of papist

usually disparaging

  1. :  roman catholic

papist

adjective usually disparaging


Origin and Etymology of papist

Middle French or New Latin; Middle French papiste, from pape pope; New Latin papista, from Late Latin papa pope


First Known Use: 1534


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