Romanist



Disparaging. a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
one versed in Roman institutions, law, etc.
Also, Romanicist
[roh-man-uh-sist] /roʊˈmæn ə sɪst/ (Show IPA). a person versed in Romance languages, literature, or linguistics.
Romanists, Fine Arts. a group of Flemish and Dutch painters of the 16th century who traveled to Italy and returned to Flanders and Holland with the style and techniques of the High Renaissance and of Mannerism.
Historical Examples

If it had not been passed, several Romanist sovereigns might have reigned.
The Little Gleaner, Vol. X. Various

We have a splendid new Romanist Church in this little place.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

At any rate, Bridget pronounced herself a Romanist, and was married by a priest of that Church according to its laws.
The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green

The inhabitants had been permitted to retain the Romanist religion.
A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) Thomas M. Lindsay

As the Romanist would say, we should apply a concrete standard of culpa.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law Roscoe Pound

This lady was in religion a Romanist; by birth she was a Spanish Quadroon.
For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant

To drop the figure of the vine, I will answer you by saying, that it is possible for a Romanist to be a Christian.
The Actress in High Life Sue Petigru Bowen

Almost all the other important offices were in Romanist hands.
A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright

Neither primitive, nor reformed, nor Romanist, nor modern divines taught the doctrine of the intrinsic sinfulness of slaveholding.
A Defence of Virginia Robert L. Dabney

A curious Romanist song is the one that has the words, “Woe to you, Hus,” as a refrain.
A History of Bohemian Literature Count Ltzow

noun
a member of a Church, esp the Church of England, who favours or is influenced by Roman Catholicism
a Roman Catholic
a student of classical Roman civilization or law

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