Catholicism
Catholicism Ca*thol"i*cism, n. [Cf. F. catholicisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view. [1913 Webster]

3. The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto. [1913 Webster]

4. The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto. [1913 Webster]


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