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popish

Derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism
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The Mayor and his Assembly, from behind the facade of the Pentice, must have watched the plays much as they always did, but especially alert for examples of religious expression that in an earlier age might have proved the town's piety but today could be seen to betray a shameful Popishness. Thus they had to watch the spectators as well as the spectacle, keen to note their responses to the plays, and to being watched as well.
Such was the intensity of criticism of bishops before the Civil Wars that writers fixated on what bishops looked like and episcopal dress became a trope for criticizing the popishness of bishops in general.