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Ro·man·ist / ˈrōmənist/ • n. 1. an expert in or student of Roman antiquities or law, or of the Romance languages. 2. chiefly derog. a member or supporter of the Roman Catholic Church. • adj. usu. derog. belonging or adhering to the Roman Catholic Church.

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Romanist Roman Catholic. XVI. — G. Romanist or modL. Romanista.
So Romanize render Roman or Roman Catholic. XVII. Romano- comb. form (see -O-) of L. Rōmānus ROMAN XVII.