papist

noun, often capitalized
pa·​pist | \ ˈpā-pist How to pronounce papist (audio) \

Definition of papist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

usually disparaging

papist

adjective

Definition of papist (Entry 2 of 2)

usually disparaging
: of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church

First Known Use of papist

Noun

1528, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for papist

Noun

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

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“Papist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papist. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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