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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church; the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome

Usage examples (7)
  • "They feared I might be infected with papism, " she said, fidgeting with the tassels on the edge of her shawl.
  • Ignorance is the only possible cause for papism, my dear father always said, and a burning at the stake the only known cure.
  • The central tenet of the Baptist faith, “soul competency”, which begat or was begotten by their anti-papism/episcopacy, actually has a lefty component to it.
  • Know-Nothings of the 1850s worried about the first great mass of German and Irish immigration, and of course the protestant nation worrying about papism. for more
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