Definition of Catholicity

1. Noun. The beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church.

Exact synonyms: Catholicism
Generic synonyms: Christian Religion, Christianity
Specialized synonyms: Papism, Roman Catholicism, Romanism, Eastern Catholicism
Derivative terms: Catholic, Catholicize



2. Noun. The quality of being universal; existing everywhere.
Exact synonyms: Universality
Generic synonyms: Generality
Derivative terms: Catholic, Universal

Definition of Catholicity

1. n. The state or quality of being catholic; universality.

Definition of Catholicity

1. Noun. The quality of being catholic, universal or inclusive ¹

2. Noun. Catholicism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catholicity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catholicity

cathodic
cathodic protection
cathodically
cathodoluminescence
cathodoluminescences
cathodoluminescent
cathole
catholes
catholical
catholically
catholicate
catholicates
catholicise
catholicism
catholicities
catholicity (current term)
catholicize
catholicized
catholicizes
catholicizing
catholickly
catholicly
catholicness
catholicoi
catholicon
catholicons
catholicos
catholicoses
catholics
catholiquely

Literary usage of Catholicity

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1. Thought and Things: A Study of the Development and Meaning of Thought, Or by James Mark Baldwin (1908)
"catholicity 32. We are now in a position to state an opinon as to the place and importance of that relative amount of actual common ..."

2. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"True catholicity—Wolsey—Harman's Matter—West sent to Cologne— Labours of Tyndale and ... It is in protestantism that true catholicity is to be found. ..."

3. Church Unity: Studies of Its Most Important Problems by Charles Augustus Briggs (1909)
"GEOGRAPHICAL UNITY AND catholicity We shall now resume the more formal tests and ... In this respect she is farther off from catholicity than the Lutheran ..."

4. A History of the Catholic Church Within the Limits of the United States by John Gilmary Shea (1886)
"THE war against the French was one against catholicity, and as after a few years hostilities also began against Spain, England was arrayed against the two ..."

5. Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics and Socialism by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1858)
"catholicity NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN POPULAR LIBERTY. OCTOBER, 1845. Bv popular liberty, we mean democracy; by democracy, we mean the democratic form of ..."

6. Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut by Leonard Bacon, Samuel William Southmayd Dutton, Ebenezer Weeks Robinson (1861)
"The subject of President Woolsey's address was the catholicity of the Congregational Body. ... Connected with this independence is their catholicity. ..."

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