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Papist, n. (a.) Also: -iste, -e(i)st; pappist; pepist. [e.m.E. papist (1534), F. papiste (1525 in Godef. Compl.), 16th c. L. papista.] A papist, a supporter of papacy, a Roman Catholic. Common from c 1560. Appar. usually hostile or disparaging. That he was nether ane papist nor ane calwynist … bot Jesus Cristis man; 1561 St. A. Kirk S. 135.
That the papistis will say mes for ane kow; Q. Kennedy Compendious Ressonyng (ed.) 177/2, etc.
Proclamationis … maid … aganis papistis idolataris and mes mongaris; 1561 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 117.
Cryand papistis, papistis, mekand the semple … membris of Christis body as ane gesting-stok; Winȝet I. 78/23.
Ib. 57/1.
Ony persone or personeis, papest or protestantis; 1565 Canongate Kirk S. (ed.) 32.
Knox II. 157, etc.
1567 Sat. P. vi. 99.
Lauder Minor P. i. 285.
Foure Pepistis Kingdomes; 1579 Misc. Bann. C. II. 196.
And fra quhilk pape call ye ws papistes; 1580 Hay in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 42/17.
Papeistis; 1581 Reg. Privy C. III. 432.
Be the dewyse of the paip, cardinallis [etc.] … and haill rabell of that dewillige sowrtt of papistis; Cullen Chron. Aberd. 39.
Excommunicat Jesuittis or trafficquing papistes; 1593 Acts IV. 17/2.
Hist. Jas. VI 79; etc.
To the support of the Kirk of France persecutit be the papeistis; 1622 Perth Kirk S. MS. 20 May.
A traffiqueing papist called Sorle; 1655 Moray Synod 120.
I shall bee no more a catholicque or pappist; 1689 Melville Corr. 238.

b. Appositive and attrib. (quasi-adj.): = Papistical, popish. sing. Be reasoun it wes geuin to ȝow, as ȝe speik, be ane papiste bischope; Winȝet I. 21/27.
Outher thow art ane papist loun [etc.]; 1567 Sempill Sat. P. viii. 6.
The ouirthrau of the papiste Kirke; James VI Basil. Doron 74/4.
Like a papist priest; Id. Dæmonol. i. v. 18.
The papist bookis … sequestrat for a tyme; 1660 Edinb. B. Rec. IX. 223.
plur. Gif he had … left the evill consall of his papistis bischopis; Pitsc. I. 408/18.
All papistis recusantis … baptized within oure churche; 1663 Alford Rec. 29.

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