papist definition by Webster's New World
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a Roman Catholic, esp. one who ardently supports the pope
Origin: Modern Latin papista ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin papa, pope
of or like a Roman Catholic (esp. one ardently supporting the pope) or the Roman Catholic Church
papist definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a Roman Catholic.
Origin: New Latin pāpista, from Late Latin pāpa; see Pope .
- paˈpist, pa·pisˈtic adjective
- paˈpist·ry noun