Christendom

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Chris·​ten·​dom | \ ˈkri-sᵊn-dəm How to pronounce Christendom (audio) \

Definition of Christendom

2 : the part of the world in which Christianity prevails

First Known Use of Christendom

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Christendom

Middle English cristendom, from Old English cristendōm, from cristen

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“Christendom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christendom. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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Christendom

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English Language Learners Definition of Christendom

: people who are Christians
: the part of the world where most people are Christians

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