Cath`o*lic"i*ty (?), n.

1.

The state or quality of being catholic; universality.

2.

Liberality of sentiments; catholicism.

3.

Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.

4.

Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves.

 

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