catholicity

[ kath-uh-lis-i-tee ]
/ ˌkæθ əˈlɪs ɪ ti /

noun

broad-mindedness or liberality, as of tastes, interests, or views.
universality; general inclusiveness.
(initial capital letter) the Roman Catholic Church, or its doctrines and usages.

Origin of catholicity

First recorded in 1820–30; catholic + -ity

Related forms

non·cath·o·lic·i·ty, nounun·cath·o·lic·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catholicity (1 of 2)

catholicity

/ (ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

a wide range of interests, tastes, etc; liberality
universality; comprehensiveness

British Dictionary definitions for catholicity (2 of 2)

Catholicity

/ (ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

the beliefs, etc, of the Catholic Church
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