Definition of Catholic

1. Noun. A member of a Catholic church.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or supporting Catholicism. "The Catholic Church"
Partainyms: Catholicism
Derivative terms: Catholicism

3. Adjective. Free from provincial prejudices or attachments. "Catholic in one's tastes"
Similar to: Broad-minded
Derivative terms: Catholicity

Definition of Catholic

1. a. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.

2. n. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.

Definition of Catholic

1. Adjective. Of the Western Christian church, as opposed to the Orthodox church. ¹

2. Adjective. Of the Roman Catholic church. ¹

3. Noun. A member of a Catholic church. ¹

4. Adjective. Universal; all-encompassing. ¹

5. Adjective. Pertaining to all kinds of people and their range of tastes, proclivities etc. ¹

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Definition of Catholic

1. a member of the early Christian church [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Catholic

Catherine Howard
Catherine I
Catherine II
Catherine Parr
Catherine de Medicis
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine the Great
Catherine wheel
Catherine wheels
Catholic Church
Catholic Churches
Catholic Pope
Catholic Reaction Force
Catholic school
Catholic twins

Literary usage of Catholic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"And if the catholic body in this country supinely submits to be traduced and caricatured by ... Is the catholic Church a parasite in the United States? ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Thus the alliance which she desired was concluded with the catholic cantons only, precisely as they had intended, but not without their having to submit to ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"catholic INDIAN MISSION WORK REMARKS OF REV. WILLIAM H. KETCHAM Ladies and Gentlemen: I represent a religion that insists on the union of faith and good ..."

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