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Christendom

[kris-uh n-duh m] /ˈkrɪs ən dəm/
noun
1.
Christians collectively.
2.
the Christian world.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English cristendōm. See Christian, -dom
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Christendom

/ˈkrɪsəndəm/
noun
1.
the collective body of Christians throughout the world or throughout history
2.
an obsolete word for Christianity
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Word Origin and History for Christendom
Christendom
O.E. cristendom "Christianity, state of being a Christian," from Christian + -dom, suffix of condition or quality. The native formation, crowded out by Latinate Christianity except for sense "lands where Christianity is the dominant religion" (1389).
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