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Definition of Catholic

Catholic
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. Men of other countries [came] to bear their part in so great and catholic a war. --Southey. Note: This epithet, which is applicable to the whole Christian church, or its faith, is claimed by Roman Catholics to belong especially to their church, and in popular usage is so limited. 2. Not narrow-minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes. 3. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act. Catholic epistles, the epistles of the apostles which are addressed to all the faithful, and not to a particular church; being those of James, Peter, Jude, and John.
Catholic
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. 2. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic. Old Catholic, the name assumed in 1870 by members of the Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character of the Vatican Council, and rejected its decrees, esp. that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary to the ancient Catholic faith.

Meaning of Catholic from wikipedia

- The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide...
- The Catholic Church operates numerous charitable organizations. Catholic spiritual teaching includes spreading the Gospel while Catholic social teaching...
- Gr**** Catholic, Gr****-Catholic, Gr**** Catholic church and Gr****-Catholic Church may refer to: Individually, any 14 of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches...
- The priesthood is one of the three holy orders of the Catholic Church, comprising the ordained priests or presbyters. The other two orders are the bishops...
- See also: Catholic Church, Glossary of the Catholic Church, Outline of Catholicism, Timeline of the Catholic Church, Index of Vatican City-related articles...
- In the Catholic Church, a bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the sacrament of holy orders and is responsible for teaching doctrine...
- The Eastern Catholic Churches or Oriental Catholic Churches, also called the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches, and in some historical cases Uniate Churches...
- Movements in the Catholic Church are groups of church members following a specific spirituality given to them by their founder. In the case of officially...
- A Catholic Bible includes the whole 73-book canon recognized by the Catholic Church, including the deuterocanonical books. Lectionaries for use in the...
- The word Catholic (usually written with uppercase C in English; derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Gr**** adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning...
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