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Roman Catholicism

  1. the faith, practice, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Origin of Roman Catholicism

First recorded in 1815–25
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Related Words

Catholicism, Catholicity, Romanism, papistry, popery

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Historical Examples

  • But its system once complete, Roman-catholicism has declared itself the champion of immobility.

    History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

  • Thus recommenced in Germany the restoration of Roman-catholicism: popular violence has often been one of its most powerful allies.

  • At length a counter-revolution was agreed upon; and Christmas day was selected for the restoration of Roman-catholicism.

British Dictionary definitions for roman catholicism

Roman Catholicism

  1. the beliefs, practices, and system of government of the Roman Catholic Church
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