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popery (n.)

"doctrines, customs, ceremonies, etc. of the Pope or the Roman Catholic Church," 1530s, a hostile coinage of the Reformation, from pope + -ery. Earlier, non-hostile words along the same sense lines were popedom (Old English) "the office or dignity of a Pope;" popehood (Old English papan-had) "condition of being Pope."

updated on August 30, 2020

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Definitions of popery from WordNet

popery (n.)
offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church;
Synonyms: papism
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