Part of speech: noun

An adherent of the papacy; an opprobrious use.

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Usage examples "papist":

  1. He is a Papist?" - "Oddsfish!", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. But I flatter myself that not a few will be found who do not think that the names of Protestant and Papist can make any change in the nature of essential justice. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  3. Already, under William of Orange, had papist school- masters been forbidden to teach, but the penalty of their disobedience to the law did not go beyond a fine of a few pounds. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.