Definition of Christendom

1. Noun. The collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia). "For a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"

Exact synonyms: Christianity
Generic synonyms: Body
Terms within: Christian Church, Church, Church
Derivative terms: Christian, Christian

Definition of Christendom

1. n. The profession of faith in Christ by baptism; hence, the Christian religion, or the adoption of it.

Definition of Christendom

1. Proper noun. (obsolete) The state of being a Christian. (defdate 9th-17th c.) ¹

2. Proper noun. The Christian world. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christendom

Christ child
Christ on a bike
Christ on a cracker
Christ plant
Christ the Redeemer
Christ thorn
Christchurch chromosome
Christensen-Krabbe disease
Christiaan Eijkman
Christiaan Huygens
Christian's disease
Christian's syndrome
Christian Bible
Christian Dior
Christian Era

Literary usage of Christendom

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1. The Era of the Protestant Revolution by Frederic Seebohm (1901)
"We may note next how much smaller christendom was than it had once been. ... But the dark blue portions had been conquered from christendom by her great ..."

2. The Era of the Protestant Revolution by Frederic Seebohm (1894)
"PART I. STATE OF christendom. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY. (a) The Small Extent of christendom. IN the map at the beginning of this volume the light portion ..."

3. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1857)
"Hie kingdoms of christendom, already subject to th» spiritual authority of ... At the voice of one man christendom is divided into two unequal parties: on ..."

4. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"The reunion of christendom presupposes an original union which has l>een marred and obstructed, hut never entirely destroyed. The Church of Christ has been ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1867)
"CHRIST AND christendom. ... are now terrified at finding that " the controversy with unbelief is brought to the issue whether christendom has a Christ. ..."

6. Prince Henry the Navigator: The Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery by Charles Raymond Beazley (1894)
"But when the Northmen and the Holy War with Islam had once thoroughly aroused the practical energies of christendom, it began to expand in mind as well as ..."

7. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1905)
"... which had not only been lost to christendom but offered a serious menace to its security. The enthusiasm of the mediaeval popes and chivalry in rescuing ..."

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