noun see heathen II

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  • Heathendom — Hea then*dom ( d[u^]m), n. [AS. h[=ae][eth]end[=o]m.] 1. That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. Heathenism. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heathendom — noun a) The state of being heathen. The priest argued to the king that unless clerics accompanied the colony ship, the colony would soon descend into heathendom and barbarity. b) From one religions or creeds perspective, the rest of the world… …   Wiktionary

  • heathendom — heathen ► NOUN derogatory ▪ a person who does not belong to a widely held religion (especially Christianity, Judaism, or Islam) as regarded by those who do. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to heathens. DERIVATIVES heathendom noun heathenish adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • heathendom — See heathen. * * * …   Universalium

  • heathendom — hea·then·dom || hɪːðndÉ™m n. heathen world …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heathendom — hea·then·dom …   English syllables

  • heathendom — /ˈhiðəndəm/ (say heedhuhnduhm) noun 1. heathenism; heathen worship or customs. 2. heathen lands or people …   Australian English dictionary

  • heathendom — dəm noun ( s) 1. : the part of the world where heathenism prevails; collectively : heathen 2. : heathenism …   Useful english dictionary

  • heathen — heathendom, n. heathenhood, n. heathenness, n. heathenship, n. /hee dheuhn/, n., pl. heathens, heathen, adj. n. 1. an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor… …   Universalium

  • Elenctics — Elenctics, in Christianity, is a division of practical theology concerned with persuading people of other faiths (or no faith) of the truth of the Gospel message, with an end to producing in them: an awareness of, and sense of guilt for, their… …   Wikipedia

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