Catholicism

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Ca·​thol·​i·​cism | \ kə-ˈthä-lə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Catholicism (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catholicism. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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Catholicism

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English Language Learners Definition of Catholicism

: the Roman Catholic religion

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