Catholicism

Catholicism

[kuh-thol-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
the faith, system, and practice of the Catholic Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
2.
(lowercase) catholicity.

Origin:
1600–10; Catholic + -ism

anti-Catholicism, noun
pro-Catholicism, noun
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Catholicism (kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  short for Roman Catholicism
2.  the beliefs, practices, etc, of any Catholic Church

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Catholicism
1613, from Catholic + -ism.
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Catholicism definition


The beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

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