papistic

adjective
pa·​pis·​tic | \ pəˈpistik, -tēk\
variants: or papistical \ -​tə̇kəl , -​tēk-​ \

Definition of papistic

usually disparaging
: of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrines, ceremonies, or government

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Other Words from papistic

papistically \ -​tə̇k(ə)lē , -​tēk-​ , -​li \ adverb

History and Etymology for papistic

papistic probably from Middle French papistique, from papiste + -ique -ic; papistical probably from Middle French papistique + English -al

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