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Papism \Pa"pism\, n. [F. papisme. See Pape, Pope.] Popery; -- an offensive term.


n. (context often derogatory English) the Roman Catholic faith

Usage examples of "papism".

Anything like atheism or papism would deny the authority of the Protestant Church and the Queen as the head.

It carried the roots of evil from France into Scotland, where under a different name it entered into a league with united England, with whom, after having let it in behind the curtain of its secret and having declared deadly war to papism, it cooperates even to the present day, helping out England in her exploits over the whole world with its capital and concessions, in which respect the Sanhedrin was never penurious.