popish definition

  • adjective:
    • Offensive Of or relating to the popes or even the Roman Catholic Church.
    • of or with respect to Roman Catholicism
    • acting in a fashion of, or holding opinions similar to, the pope.
    • Of or related to the pope; taught or ordained because of the pope; ergo, of or regarding the Roman Catholic Church; -- frequently made use of opprobriously.
    • of or regarding or supporting Romanism
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to the Pope or perhaps the Roman Catholic Church: utilized in opprobrium: since, popish doctrines or methods; popish forms and ceremonies.

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