Catholic Roll

(The). A document which each Roman Catholic was obliged to swear to on taking his seat as a Member of Parliament. It was abolished, and a single oath prescribed to all members by the 29, 30 Victoria, c. 19 (1866).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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