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Catholicism

[ kuh-thol-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ kəˈθɒl əˌsɪz əm /
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noun
the faith, system, and practice of the Catholic Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
(lowercase) catholicity.
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Origin of Catholicism

First recorded in 1600–10; Catholic + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Catholicism

an·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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Cultural definitions for Catholicism

Catholicism

The beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

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