adjective pa·pis·tic \pəˈpistik, -tēk\
variants: or


\-tə̇kəl, -tēk-\

Definition of papistic

usually disparaging

  1. :  of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrines, ceremonies, or government


\-tə̇k(ə)lē, -tēk-, -li\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of papistic

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

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