Definition of Romanistic in English:

Romanistic

adjective

  • 1Of, relating to, or of the nature of Roman law.

  • 2Inclining towards, favouring, or supportive of Roman Catholicism; (supposedly) characteristic of or resembling Roman Catholicism.

  • 3Romance. rare.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. From Romanist + -ic. Compare German romanistisch of or relating to Roman Catholicism, accepting Roman (rather than common) law, of or relating to Romance philology.

Pronunciation

Romanistic

/ˌrəʊməˈnɪstɪk/