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adjectiveIrish English, Scottish, Northern
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Roman Catholics or the Roman Catholic Church.
nounIrish English, Scottish, Northern
A Roman Catholic; an advocate of papal supremacy; = "papist".
Mid 16th century. Either from pape, variant of pope + -ish, or alteration (with suffix substitution) of papist. Compare German † papisch.
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