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popery

[poh-puh-ree] /ˈpoʊ pə ri/
noun, Disparaging.
1.
the Roman Catholic Church, especially its doctrines, ceremonies, and system of government.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; pope + -ery
Related forms
antipopery, noun
Usage note
See papist.
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British Dictionary definitions for popery

popery

/ˈpəʊpərɪ/
noun
1.
a derogatory name for Roman Catholicism
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Word Origin and History for popery
n.

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

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