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catholicity

[kath-uh-lis-i-tee] /ˌkæθ əˈlɪs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
broad-mindedness or liberality, as of tastes, interests, or views.
2.
universality; general inclusiveness.
3.
(initial capital letter) the Roman Catholic Church, or its doctrines and usages.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; catholic + -ity
Related forms
noncatholicity, noun
uncatholicity, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for noncatholicity

catholicity

/ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
a wide range of interests, tastes, etc; liberality
2.
universality; comprehensiveness

Catholicity

/ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the beliefs, etc, of the Catholic Church
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Word Origin and History for noncatholicity

catholicity

n.

1830, "catholicism," from catholic + -ity. Meaning "quality of being inclusive or comprehensive" is by 1843.

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