What does the word popery mean?

Usage examples for popery

  1. 6. Referring to the attempts made in Bunyan's days to introduce Popery. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by 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 by 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.) by Edmund Burke