popery

Part of speech: noun

Opprobriously, the religion of the Roman Catholic Church.

Part of speech: adjective

Popish.

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Usage examples "popery":

  1. 6. Referring to the attempts made in Bunyan's days to introduce Popery. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  2. And what should we have gained by it, but more ignorance of the excuses for Popery, and, therefore, of its real dangers? - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.
  3. 147. Industry, effect of the Irish Popery laws in discouraging it, vi. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)", Edmund Burke.