Catholicism

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noun Ca·thol·i·cism \kə-ˈthä-lə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of Catholicism

  1. 1 :  roman catholicism

  2. 2 :  the faith, practice, or system of Catholic Christianity

First Known Use of catholicism

1582


CATHOLICISM Defined for English Language Learners

Catholicism

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Definition of Catholicism for English Language Learners

  • : the Roman Catholic religion



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