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catholicism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catholicism  \Ca*thol"i*cism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  catholicisme.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  catholic  or  universal; 
  catholicity.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Liberality  of  sentiment;  breadth  of  view. 
 
  3.  The  faith  of  the  whole  orthodox  Christian  church,  or 
  adherence  thereto. 
 
  4.  The  doctrines  or  faith  of  the  Roman  Catholic  church,  or 
  adherence  thereto. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Catholicism 
  n  :  the  beliefs  and  practices  of  a  Catholic  Church  [syn:  {Catholicism}, 
  {Catholicity}] 




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