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Romanist

[roh-muh-nist] /ˈroʊ mə nɪst/
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] /roʊˈmæn ə sɪst/ (Show IPA)
. 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
1515-1525
1515-25; < Neo-Latin Romanista. See Roman, -ist
Related forms
Romanistic, adjective
anti-Romanist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Romanist

Romanist

/ˈrəʊmənɪst/
noun
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
Derived Forms
Romanistic, adjective
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