papist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj papist of or relating to or supporting Romanism "the Roman Catholic Church"
    • n papist an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Papist A Roman Catholic; one who adheres to the Church of Rome and the authority of the pope; -- an offensive designation applied to Roman Catholics by their opponents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papist One who acknowledges the supreme authority of the Pope or of the Church of Rome; a Roman Catholic; a Romanist: usually a term of opprobrium.
    • papist Of or pertaining to Roman Catholics or Roman Catholicism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Papist pā′pist an adherent of the Pope: a name slightingly given to a Roman Catholic—(prov.) Pā′pish, Pā′pisher
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. papiste,. See Pape Pope

Usage

In literature:

That ever son of mine should have been intimate with the Papist Irish, and have learnt their language!
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
They be all Papists, to boot.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Papists, whether they be the genuine article or only the imitation, always dislike family prayer.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
But, on the other hand, it has been repeatedly asserted, in both houses of Parliament, that he was a Papist.
"Notes and Queries, Number 71, March 8, 1851" by Various
She has a husband, which is her second one, and he I believe is a Papist.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
That ever son of mine should have been intimate with the Papist Irish, and have learnt their language!
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Another, Goodman, died acknowledging himself a Papist.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
On the other hand, his father had been capable of choosing some Jew, Turk, infidel, or heretic, or even papist.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
What has the introduction of Papists into parliament occasioned to England, but political confusion?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
I thought you were a Papist, like all Frenchwomen.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
For let me tell you this: the Lodge boys has their minds made up to have no Papist rebels demonstrating here.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
No ascetic Papist ever observed fast days more vigorously than did Cotton Mather while his book was on its long sea-voyage and in England.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
I warrant he's a Papist in his heart at least, if not a Frenchman.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Both parents were papists.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
It was or should be the highest object of a governor to crush every papist scoundrel.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
But he could not do this, for the strictness of the entail and the laws against the Papists.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Papists, however, should make him a saint, for he was certainly the cause of the taking of Rochelle.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
His name was O' something, which it concerns you not to know, youngster, and he had the misfortune to be a Papist.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
So that the Papists here were the Low Churchmen.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Fanshawe is a goodly Papist; but Cromwell hath let him have goods of the Abbey of Bright.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
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In poetry:

Be she Papist or beggar who lies here, I know
and God knows
I love her, and fain would go with her wherever
she goes!
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Nero without the least disguise,
The Papists at all times
Still favour'd, and their robberies
Look'd on as trivial crimes.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Outspake the mother, who watched him sharply,
with brow a-frown
"What! love you the Papist, the beggar, the
charge of the town?"
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thought the elders, grave and doubting, "She is
Papist born and bred;"
Thought the young men, "'T is an angel in Mary
Garvin's stead!"
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In short, these torments never cease;
And oft I wish myself transferr'd off
To some far, lonely land of peace,
Where Corn or Papists ne'er were heard of.
"Corn and Catholics" by Thomas Moore
The bloody tenets, that the Papists hold,
The Christian blood that they so often spill,
Shew me, they are not of Christ's peaceful fold,
But wolves that take delight his sheep to kill.
"Concerning Purgatory " by Rees Prichard

In news:

The "American Papist " and one of the more popular bloggers among the conservative Catholic set, has a sit-down with Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput about the election.
Thomas Peters of the American Papist blog has posted a letter written by Notre Dame's president, Father John Jenkins, explaining how the university plans to engage in the pro-life issue.
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