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Catholic meaning

catholic - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
  2. 2. Not narrow- minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.
  4. 4. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
  5. 5. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.
  6. 6. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the emancipation act.
  7. 7. An adherent of the Roman church; a Roman Catholic.
  8. 8. Universal; including all Christians; pertaining to the Roman Catholic church; liberal.

catholic - examples of usage

  1. Defoe had used the same ironical argument for putting Tories in office in 1708. The advantages of the Pretender's possessing the Crown were that we should be saved from all further danger of a war with France, and should no longer hold the exposed position of a Protestant State among the great Catholic Powers of Europe. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. You are Catholic, yes. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I do not come before you as the Catholic bishop. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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