Ca*thol"i*cism (?), n. [Cf. F. catholicisme.]

1.

The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.

Jer. Taylor.

2.

Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.

3.

The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto.

4.

The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto.

 

© Webster 1913.

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