Romanist

Romanist

[roh-muh-nist]
noun
1.
Often Disparaging and Offensive. a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
2.
one versed in Roman institutions, law, etc.
3.
Also, Romanicist [roh-man-uh-sist] . a person versed in Romance languages, literature, or linguistics.
4.
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.

Origin:
1515–25; < Neo-Latin Romanista. See Roman, -ist

Romanistic, adjective
anti-Romanist, noun
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Romanist (ˈrəʊmənɪst)
 
n
1.  a member of a Church, esp the Church of England, who favours or is influenced by Roman Catholicism
2.  a Roman Catholic
3.  a student of classical Roman civilization or law
 
Roman'istic
 
adj

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