Old Catholic
Catholic Cath"o*lic, n. 1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church. [1913 Webster]

2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic. [1913 Webster]

{Old Catholic}, the name assumed in 1870 by members of the Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp. that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary to the ancient Catholic faith. [1913 Webster]


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