- 1An expert in or student of Roman antiquities or law, or of the Romance languages.More example sentences
- A mixture of doctoral students setting out the direction of their research and established Romanists trying out new ideas present 12 essays.
- 2chiefly • derogatory A member or supporter of the Roman Catholic Church: the guide of the Romanist is the dictum of the PopeMore example sentences
- Certainly, the burnings of Mary Tudor's reign had made the Romanists and Protestants more entrenched in their views.
- The Romanists became even more bold, demanding to know why I believed that the Bible was the Word of God; demanding to know why I believed Sola Scriptura; even asking if I would be offended if they offered me a set of rosary beads.
- The Anglican thinks to himself, ‘I'm not a Romanist bound by all that legalism, so I'm set.’
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- Belonging or adhering to the Roman Catholic Church: most English Catholics were more royalist than RomanistMore example sentences
- I don't buy that this about Evangelicals suspicious of the Anglo-Catholic Romanist leanings.
- Although Parliament alone could change this order, Mary's Romanist supporters began to celebrate mass as soon as she arrived in the capital.
- All liturgics I can celebrate in Romanist basilicas.
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