popery definition

  • noun:
    • Offensive The doctrines, methods, and traditions associated with the Roman Catholic Church.
    • The teachings, methods and accoutrements of this Roman Catholic Church.
    • The faith associated with the Roman Catholic Church, comprehending doctrines and methods; -- usually used in an opprobrious good sense.
    • The doctrines, customs, ceremonies, and polity associated with the office and person regarding the Pope, or with the Roman Catholic Church, that he is the supreme head; papacy: used in opprobrium.
    • unpleasant terms for the practices and traditions of Roman Catholic Church

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