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Catholic Church

noun, Roman Catholic Church
a visible society of baptized Christians professing the same faith under the authority of the invisible head (Christ) and the authority of the visible head (the pope and the bishops in communion with him).
Origin of Catholic Church
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
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Catholic Church

any of several Churches claiming to have maintained continuity with the ancient and undivided Church
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Catholic Church definition

A common abbreviation for the name of the Roman Catholic Church.

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