Definition of papalist in English:

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papalist

Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪp(ə)lɪst/

noun

historical
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.

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