Roman Catholic


1Roman Catholic

noun

Definition of ROMAN CATHOLIC

:  a member of the Roman Catholic Church

First Known Use of ROMAN CATHOLIC

1581

2Roman Catholic

adjective

: belonging or relating to the Christian church that is led by the pope

Full Definition of ROMAN CATHOLIC

:  of, relating to, or being a Christian church having a hierarchy of priests and bishops under the pope, a liturgy centered in the Mass, veneration of the Virgin Mary and saints, clerical celibacy, and a body of dogma including transubstantiation and papal infallibility

First Known Use of ROMAN CATHOLIC

1614

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