Catholicity Cath`o*lic"i*ty, n. 1. The state or quality of being catholic; universality. [1913 Webster]

2. Liberality of sentiments; catholicism. [1913 Webster]

3. Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy. [1913 Webster]

4. Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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