catholic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of broad or liberal range; extensive: "The 100-odd pages of treatments and constants tend to be undoubtedly many catholic can be found” ( Medical American).
    • Like or regarding all humankind; universal: "what ended up being of catholic without nationwide interest” ( J.A. Froude).
    • Of or involving the Roman Catholic Church.
    • Of or relating to the universal Christian church.
    • Of or concerning the ancient undivided Christian chapel.
    • Of or concerning those churches which have claimed becoming associates of this old undivided church.
    • Universal; all-encompassing.
    • with respect to a myriad of men and women and their particular variety of tastes, proclivities an such like.
  • noun:
    • a part of a Catholic church, particularly a Roman Catholic.

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