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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Christianity  \Chris*tian"i*ty\,  n.  [OE.  cristiente  OF 
  cristient['e],  F.  chr['e]tient['e],  fr  L.  christianitas  ] 
  1.  The  religion  of  Christians;  the  system  of  doctrines  and 
  precepts  taught  by  Christ. 
 
  2.  Practical  conformity  of  one's  inward  and  outward  life  to 
  the  spirit  of  the  Christian  religion 
 
  3.  The  body  of  Christian  believers.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  Walys  fled  the  christianitee  Of  olde  Britons. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Christianity 
  n  1:  the  system  of  Christian  beliefs  and  practices  [syn:  {Christianity}, 
  {Christian  religion}] 
  2:  a  group  of  Christians;  any  group  professing  Christian 
  doctrine  or  belief;  "church  is  a  biblical  term  for 
  assembly"  [syn:  {church},  {Christian  church},  {Christianity}] 
  3:  the  collective  body  of  Christians  throughout  the  world  and 
  history;  "for  a  thousand  years  the  Roman  Catholic  Church 
  was  the  principal  church  of  Christendom"  [syn:  {Christendom}, 
  {Christianity}] 




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