What does the word papistical mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Papistic.

Usage examples for papistical

  1. The King assured them that he wished neither for a Papistical nor for an English prelacy; he wished only that the best clergy should take cognizance of the affairs of the Church in the council of the nation. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. " Papistical baptism is worse than none," the Major said, impressively. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  3. For the mass, slow moving but apparently irresistible, of Spanish and papistical absolutism was gradually closing over Christendom. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
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