Part of speech: noun

The dogmas, forms, etc., of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Usage examples "romanism":

  1. In order to conquer Romanism, we must go on and leave it behind, seeking something better, and finding some more excellent way. - "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors", James Freeman Clarke.
  2. Evidently, his was either a case of relapse into Romanism, or, what seems to be the more probable alternative, Osiander never attained to a clear apprehension of the Lutheran truth nor ever fully freed himself from the Roman doctrine, especially in its finer and more veiled form of mysticism. - "Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church", Friedrich Bente.
  3. If Romanism required its devotees to take a bath instead of going to mass, it would confer a greater boon upon the world. - "Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays", Lemuel K. Washburn.