Christendom

[ kris-uhn-duhm ]
/ ˈkrɪs ən dəm /

noun

Christians collectively.
the Christian world.

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Origin of Christendom

before 900; Middle English; Old English cristendōm.See Christian, -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for Christendom

Christendom
/ (ˈkrɪsəndəm) /

noun

the collective body of Christians throughout the world or throughout history
an obsolete word for Christianity
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