from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or quality of being catholic; breadth or inclusiveness.
- n. General application or acceptance; universality.
- n. Roman Catholicism.
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- n. The quality of being catholic, universal or inclusive
- n. Catholicism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being catholic; universality.
- n. Liberality of sentiments; catholicism.
- n. Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.
- n. Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being catholic or universal; catholic character or position; universality: as, the catholicity of a doctrine. Also sometimes catholicism.
- n. The quality of being catholic or liberal-minded; freedom from prejudices or narrow-mindedness: as, the catholicity of one's taste for literature. Also sometimes Catholicism.
- n. The Roman Catholic Church, or its doctrines and usages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
- n. the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
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