noun Date: circa 1534 usually disparaging Roman Catholicism

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  • Popery — Pop er*y, n. The religion of the Roman Catholic Church, comprehending doctrines and practices; generally used in an opprobrious sense. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popery — 1530s, a hostile coinage of the Reformation, from POPE (Cf. pope) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • popery — ► NOUN derogatory, chiefly archaic ▪ Roman Catholicism …   English terms dictionary

  • popery — [pōp′ər ē] n. [ POP(E) + ERY] the doctrines and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church: a hostile term …   English World dictionary

  • popery — /poh peuh ree/, n. Usually Disparaging. the Roman Catholic Church, esp. its doctrines, ceremonies, and system of government. [1525 35; POPE + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • popery — noun The teachings, practices and accoutrements of the Roman Catholic Church …   Wiktionary

  • popery — pop|e|ry [ˈpəupəri US ˈpou ] n [U] taboo especially BrE an offensive word for the Roman Catholic religion. Do not use this word …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • popery — pop|er|y [ poupəri ] noun uncount OLD FASHIONED an insulting word for Roman Catholicism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • popery — pop·er·y || pəʊpÉ™rɪ n. Catholic Church, principles and practices of Catholicism (offensive) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popery — noun derogatory, chiefly archaic Roman Catholicism …   English new terms dictionary

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