Catholicism

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

Definition of Catholicism

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

First Known Use of catholicism

1582

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CATHOLICISM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of Catholicism for English Language Learners

  • : the Roman Catholic religion



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