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Synonyms for romish

of or relating to or supporting Romanism

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I had now lost my power of saying No, and, to cut the story short, I consented to be married; but to be the more private, we were carried farther into the country, and married by a Romish clergyman, who I was assured would marry us as effectually as a Church of England parson.
The institution becomes the vehicle of national identity: found "alike faithful to its principles when it adhered to the monarchy during a successful rebellion, and when it opposed the monarch who would have brought back the Romish superstition" (qtd.
One such publication, under the concise title Saint Alphonsus Liguori, or Extracts from 'The Moral Theology' of the Above Romish Saint, Who Was Canonized in the Year 1839, with Remarks Thereon by the Rev.
The first goal was scored by Istiklol's Romish Jalilov, 19, at the beginning of the second half, Fathullo Fathulloyev brought the second goal.
Yet unless the Romish Mass of Christmas at least helps to make him right in a larger sense, the passage, and the whole issue of going to church on this day, in his circumstances, remains totally enigmatic.
for most are revolted long agoe: the Easterne parts to the Turke and to his Alcoron, and ye Westerne parts to the Romish Antechrist and his superstition.
The Romish Church is the cause of all the trouble in the world today.
If the colony received universal suffrage, Catholics would form a party that would seek to place its government in the hands of the Romish priesthood.
A Romish hierarchy--or a Prussian military system--are not possible in church government unless every man gives up his conscience and accepts the group conscience.
declared, on 'very good' (but entirely unspecified) authority, the author to have been one 'Barrington, a Catholic priest, who had chambers in Gray's Inn, in which he was keeper of a library for the use of the Romish clergy'.
That it was the onely blinde superstition of their errors in Religion, that led them [the plotters] to this desperate deuice; yet doth it not follow, That all professing that Romish religion were guiltie of the same.
2) Ireland, an anomalous pocket of Romish bigotry and superstition in the Protestant British Isles, also became a fertile breeding ground for religio-ethnic defamation; the Catholicism of the native Irish almost naturally complemented their putatively barbaric ethnic origins in the minds of such Protestant polemicists as Edmund Spenser, Camden, Fynes Morrison, and others.
A native of America must have very singular good fortune, who after residing fourteen years in his own country, should go to Europe, enter into Romish orders, obtain the promotion of Cardinal, afterwards that of Pope, and at length be so much in the confidence of his own country, as to be elected President.
Carlisle represents that brand of English Protestant polemic aimed directly at Catholics rather than at competing reformed sects, and in refuting Smith's belief that Christ's soul actually descended to hell to free the souls of the patriarchs and prophets, he aims at what he sees as the particularly Romish implications of the creed: It endorses the possibility of multiple levels of hell, including a limbus patrum and purgatory; and it also promiscuously mixes pagan and Christian concepts of the afterlife.