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n. - Offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Egypt, delivering us from popery, which is Romish idolatry, and causing the light of his truth to break forth gloriously among us.
  • Hamilton inveighs against "popery" in some of his early political pamphlets.
  • In the Commons he was attacked as the promoter of the French alliance, of "popery" and arbitrary government.
  • When the Puritan Parliament brough Laud to trial in 1641, the statue was pointed to as evidence of his 'popery'. for more
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