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Definition of papist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

papist

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BrE BrE//ˈpeɪpɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪpɪst//
 
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an offensive word for a Roman Catholic, used by some Protestants Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French papiste or modern Latin papista, from ecclesiastical Latin papa ‘bishop (of Rome)’.

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