Popery



the Roman Catholic Church, especially its doctrines, ceremonies, and system of government.
Historical Examples

He did not even say that those who upheld what he calls ‘tenets of popery’ were to be silenced.
Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner

You have the presence of this popery also where Protestantism alone ought to be known.
The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Knowles King

popery can only gain strength two ways—by positive persecution, and by indifference as to its movements.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69, No. 427, May, 1851 Various

But dread of popery had driven him into opposition and rebellion.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

Greater triumphs there never were in time of popery than were this Easter at the resurrection and at her high mass.
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 Various

She has left her virginity as a relick of popery, and marries in her tribe without a ring.
Microcosmography John Earle

Of course, Knox was always ready to ridicule such “remnants of paganism and popery.”
Notes and Queries, Number 138, June 19, 1852 Various

The chief assailants of the book were the friends of popery in England.
Lavengro George Borrow

The only real cry in the country is the proper and just old No popery cry.
A Lecture on the Study of History Lord Acton

She is dead against everything which she thinks to be popery.
Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt

noun
a derogatory name for Roman Catholicism
n.

1530s, a hostile coinage of the Reformation, from pope + -ery.

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