church papist


Definition of church papist

obsolete, disparaging
: a Roman Catholic who was a conformist to the Church of England in England in the 17th century

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First Known Use of church papist

1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Church papist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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