What does popery mean?

popery meaning in General Dictionary

unpleasant terms for the techniques and traditions regarding the Roman Catholic Church

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  • The faith of Roman Catholic Church comprehending doctrines and methods typically used in an opprobrious good sense
  • The religion regarding the Roman Catholic Church, comprehending doctrines and practices; -- usually utilized in an opprobrious good sense.

popery meaning in Law Dictionary

The faith associated with the Roman Catholic Church, comprehending doctrines aud techniques.


popery meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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


Sentence Examples with the word popery

Janeway of New Brunswick published his Antidote to the Poison of Popery in the Writings and Conduct of Professors Nevin and Schaff.

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