catholic

  • 1 Catholic — • The combination the Catholic Church (he katholike ekklesia) is found for the first time in the letter of St. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans, written about the year 110 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Catholic     Catholic …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Catholic — is an adjective derived from the Greek adjective ] [cite web url=http://www.ilflutheran.org/page11.html publisher=International Lutheran Fellowship title=Nicene Creed accessdate=2007 06 24] The Orthodox Churches share some of the concerns about… …

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  • 3 catholic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) including a wide variety of things: catholic tastes. 2) (Catholic) Roman Catholic. 3) (Catholic) of or including all Christians. ► NOUN (Catholic) ▪ a Roman Catholic …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Catholic — Cath o*lic, n. 1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church. [1913 Webster] 2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic. [1913 Webster] {Old Catholic}, the name… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Catholic — Cath o*lic (k[a^]th [ o]*[i^]k), a. [L. catholicus, Gr. kaqoliko s, universal, general; kata down, wholly + o los whole, probably akin to E. solid: cf. F. catholique.] 1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith. [1913 Webster] Men of other… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 catholic — [kath′ə lik, kath′lik] adj. [ME catholik < L catholicus, universal, general (in LL(Ec) & ML, orthodox, Catholic) < Gr katholikos < kata , down, completely + holos, whole: see HOLO ] 1. of general scope or value; all inclusive; universal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Catholic TV — Création 1er janvier 1955 Langue Anglais, Espagnol Pays   …

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  • 8 catholic — is a word of Greek origin meaning ‘universal’ and ‘of universal human interest’, and retains this meaning in English when spelt with a small initial (as in catholic styles, tastes, etc). When spelt with a capital initial it refers to the Roman… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 Catholic — adj connected with the Roman Catholic Church >Catholic n >Catholicism [kəˈθɔlısızəm US kəˈθa: ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 catholic — index general, omnibus, prevailing (current), prevalent, rife Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 catholic — (adj.) mid 14c., of the doctrines of the ancient Church, literally universally accepted, from Fr. catholique, from L.L. catholicus universal, general, from Gk. katholikos, from phrase kath holou on the whole, in general, from kata about + gen. of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 catholic — adj *universal, cosmic, ecumenical, cosmopolitan Analogous words: *whole, entire, total: all around, many sided, *versatile: prevalent, *prevailing, current Antonyms: parochial: provincial Contrasted words: bigoted, fanatic, enthusiastic (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 catholic — [adj] all embracing, general allinclusive, broad minded, charitable, comprehensive, cosmic, cosmopolitan, diffuse, eclectic, ecumenical, extensive, generic, global, inclusive, indeterminate, large scale, liberal, open minded, planetary, receptive …

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  • 14 Catholic — /kath euh lik, kath lik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a Catholic church, esp. the Roman Catholic Church. 2. Theol. a. (among Roman Catholics) claiming to possess exclusively the notes or characteristics of the one, only, true, and universal… …

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  • 15 catholic — catholically, catholicly /keuh thol ik lee/, adv. catholicalness, catholicness, n. /kath euh lik, kath lik/, adj. 1. broad or wide ranging in tastes, interests, or the like; having sympathies with all; broad minded; liberal. 2. universal in… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Catholic — [[t]kæ̱θlɪk[/t]] ♦♦♦ Catholics 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The Catholic Church is the branch of the Christian Church that accepts the Pope as its leader and is based in the Vatican in Rome. → See also Anglo Catholic ...the Catholic Church. ...Catholic… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Catholic —    The word Catholic was very early adopted as descriptive of the Church founded by our Lord and His Apostles. It means universal, or embracing all. In this sense the Church is catholic in these three things, (1) It is for all people; (2) It… …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 18 Catholic — 1. adjective a) Of the Western Christian church, as opposed to the Orthodox church. Christmas is celebrated at different dates in the Catholic and Orthodox calendars. b) Of the Roman Catholic church. The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic… …

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  • 19 Catholic — /ˈkæθlɪk / (say kathlik), / əlɪk/ (say uhlik) adjective 1. Theology a. claiming to possess exclusively the characteristics of the one, only, true, and universal Church, i.e., unity, visibility, indefectibility, apostolic succession, universality …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 catholic — adj. & n. adj. 1 of interest or use to all; universal. 2 all embracing; of wide sympathies or interests (has catholic tastes). 3 (Catholic) a of the Roman Catholic religion. b including all Christians. c including all of the Western Church. n.… …

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