Roman Catholic
Roman Ro"man, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain. Cf. {Romaic}, {Romance}, {Romantic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion. [1913 Webster]

3. (Print.) (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters. (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Roman alum} (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from iron.

{Roman balance}, a form of balance nearly resembling the modern steelyard. See the Note under {Balance}, n., 1.

{Roman candle}, a kind of firework (generally held in the hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they become ignited.

{Roman Catholic}, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.

{Roman cement}, a cement having the property of hardening under water; a species of hydraulic cement.

{Roman law}. See under {Law}.

{Roman nose}, a nose somewhat aquiline.

{Roman ocher}, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and durable, used by artists. --Ure.

{Roman order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite}, a., 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • Roman Catholic — • A qualification of the name Catholic commonly used in English speaking countries by those unwilling to recognize the claim of being the One True Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Roman Catholic     Roman Catholic …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Roman Catholic — Roman Catholics 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The Roman Catholic Church is the same as the Catholic Church. He had been ordained as a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. ...a Roman Catholic priest. Syn: Catholic 2) N COUNT A Roman Catholic is the same as a… …   English dictionary

  • Roman Catholic — adj RC belonging or relating to the part of the Christian religion whose leader is the Pope = ↑Catholic ▪ a Roman Catholic priest >Roman Catholic n >.Roman Ca tholicism n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Roman Catholic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the Roman Catholic Church. ► NOUN ▪ a member of this Church. DERIVATIVES Roman Catholicism noun. ORIGIN translation of Latin Ecclesia Romana Catholica et Apostolica Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church , apparently first… …   English terms dictionary

  • Roman Catholic — n., adj. 1. of the Roman Catholic Church 2. a member of the Roman Catholic Church Roman Catholicism n …   English World dictionary

  • Roman Catholic — noun count a member of the part of the Christian Church that has the POPE as its leader ╾ ,Roman Catholic adjective ╾ ,Roman Ca tholicism noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Roman Catholic — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Roman Catholic : singular Roman Catholic plural Roman Catholics a member of the part of the Christian Church that has the pope as its leader Derived words: Roman Catholic UK / US adjective Roman Catholicism… …   English dictionary

  • Roman Catholic — adjective relating to the Roman Catholic Church. noun a member of this Church. Derivatives Roman Catholicism noun Origin C16: translation of L. (Ecclesia) Romana Catholica (et Apostolica) Roman Catholic (and Apostolic Church) , appar. first used… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Roman Catholic — 1. of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. 2. a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Cf. Catholic. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • Roman Catholic — adj. of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church n. member of the Roman Catholic Church …   English contemporary dictionary

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