pa·​pist·​ry ˈpā-pə-strē How to pronounce papistry (audio)
usually disparaging
: the Roman Catholic religion

Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of papistry was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Papistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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