Share this entry
papalist Syllabification: pa·pal·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈpāpələst/
chiefly historical

Definition of papalist in English:


A supporter of the papacy, especially an advocate of papal supremacy.
Example sentences
  • The entire context of Lumen gentium is inescapably ‘papalist,’ including an affirmation of papal authority stronger, if possible, than even Vatican I.
  • The current Court is ‘papalist,’ issuing edicts from the top down, and he suggests one remedy is for Congress to be more assertive in giving definition to the Constitution.
  • The most fanatical bull-on-the-breakfast-table papalist does not demand an order from the Pope before a Christian needs to behave like a decent person when faced by murder.
Definition of papalist in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources