romish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj romish of or relating to or supporting Romanism "the Roman Catholic Church"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Romish Belonging or relating to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church; -- frequently used in a disparaging sense; as, the Romish church; the Romish religion, ritual, or ceremonies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Romish Belonging or relating to Rome; specifically, belonging to the Roman Catholic Church: commonly used in a slightly invidious sense.
    • Romish Synonyms See papal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Romish belonging to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. RomanusRoma, Rome.

Usage

In literature:

But the Romish party was not satisfied.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
He would snatch her from the clutches of the Romish Brute.
"The Pines of Lory" by John Ames Mitchell
Magistrates were forbidden to take away the children of Huguenots, in order to have them baptized according to Romish rites.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Such are the principles of the Romish church as embodied in her councils and her canon law.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
Thus #Food#, as well as #Mercy#, appeared to flow from Heaven, through the agency of the Romish priesthood!
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
How should you, fresh from a Romish seminary?
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Amongst them was the corpse of a high dignitary of the French Romish Church.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
In the Romish Church the Episcopal ring is of gold set with a rich gem.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It was to him the Romish Friars of the East transmitted their childish forgeries of inscriptions and miracles.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
The Romish faith may be said to have entered into the being of the Spaniard.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
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In poetry:

Before I lost my five poor wits,
I mind me of a Romish clerk,
Who sang how Care, the phantom dark,
Beside the belted horseman sits.
Methought I saw the grisly sprite
Jump up but now behind my Knight.
"Atra Cura" by William Makepeace Thackeray
On marry'd Men, that dare be bad,
She thought no Mercy should be had;
They should be hang'd, or starv'd, or flead,
Or serv'd like Romish Priests in Swede.—
In short, all Lewdness She defy'd:
And stiff was her Parochial Pride.
"Paulo Purganti And His Wife: An Honest, But A Simple Pair" by Matthew Prior