Catholicism

[ kuh-thol-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ kəˈθɒl əˌsɪz əm /

noun

the faith, system, and practice of the Catholic Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
(lowercase) catholicity.

Origin of Catholicism

First recorded in 1600–10; Catholic + -ism
Related formsan·ti-Ca·thol·i·cism, nounpro-Ca·thol·i·cism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catholicism

Catholicism

/ (kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

the beliefs, practices, etc, of any Catholic Church

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Culture definitions for catholicism

Catholicism

The beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.


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