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Babylonish  adj.  
1.
Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia. "A Babylonish garment."
2.
Pertaining to the Babylon of
3.
Pertaining to Rome and papal power. (Obs.) "The... injurious nickname of Babylonish."
4.
Confused; Babel-like.






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"Babylonish" Quotes from Famous Books



... stood in strong contrast to the ultramontane austerity of his predecessors. He refused to visit Italy, received the papal crown at Lyons, and spent the first years of his pontificate in Poitou and Gascony. Ultimately establishing himself at Avignon, he began that seventy years of Babylonish captivity of the apostolic see which greatly degraded the papacy. Though Clement's main concern was to fulfil the exacting conditions which, as it was believed, Philip had imposed upon him, he was almost as subservient to Edward ...
— The History of England - From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377) • T.F. Tout



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