Christianity

noun
Chris·​tian·​i·​ty | \ ˌkris-chē-ˈa-nə-tē How to pronounce Christianity (audio) , ˌkrish-, -ˈcha-nə-, ˌkris-tē-ˈa- \

Definition of Christianity

1 : the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture, and professed by Eastern, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies
2 : conformity to the Christian religion
3 : the practice of Christianity

First Known Use of Christianity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Christianity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christianity. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Christianity

: the religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ

Christianity

noun
Chris·​tian·​i·​ty | \ ˌkris-chē-ˈa-nə-tē How to pronounce Christianity (audio) \

Kids Definition of Christianity

: the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ

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