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cath·o·lic

 (kăth′ə-lĭk, kăth′lĭk)
adj.
1. Of broad or liberal scope; comprehensive: "The 100-odd pages of formulas and constants are surely the most catholic to be found" (Scientific American).
2. Including or concerning all humankind; universal: "what was of catholic rather than national interest" (J.A. Froude).
3. Catholic
a. Of or involving the Roman Catholic Church.
b. Of or relating to the universal Christian church.
c. Of or relating to the ancient undivided Christian church.
d. Of or relating to those churches that have claimed to be representatives of the ancient undivided church.
n. Catholic
A member of a Catholic church, especially a Roman Catholic.

[Middle English catholik, universally accepted, from Old French catholique, from Latin catholicus, universal, from Greek katholikos, from katholou, in general : kat-, kata-, down, along, according to; see cata- + holou (from neuter genitive of holos, whole; see sol- in Indo-European roots).]

ca·thol′i·cal·ly (kə-thŏl′ĭk-lē) adv.

catholic

(ˈkæθəlɪk; ˈkæθlɪk)
adj
1. universal; relating to all men; all-inclusive
2. comprehensive in interests, tastes, etc; broad-minded; liberal
[C14: from Latin catholicus, from Greek katholikos universal, from katholou in general, from kata- according to + holos whole]
catholically, catholicly adv

Catholic

(ˈkæθəlɪk; ˈkæθlɪk)
adj
1. (Roman Catholic Church) denoting or relating to the entire body of Christians, esp to the Church before separation into the Greek or Eastern and Latin or Western Churches
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) denoting or relating to the Latin or Western Church after this separation
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) denoting or relating to the Roman Catholic Church
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) denoting or relating to any church, belief, etc, that claims continuity with or originates in the ancient undivided Church
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of any of the Churches regarded as Catholic, esp the Roman Catholic Church

cath•o•lic

(ˈkæθ ə lɪk, ˈkæθ lɪk)

adj.
1. universal in extent; encompassing all; wide-ranging: catholic tastes and interests.
2. having broad sympathies; broad-minded; liberal.
3. pertaining to the whole Christian body or church.
[1300–1350; Middle English < Latin catholicus < Greek katholikós general <kathól(ou) universally, contraction of katà hólou according to the whole]
ca•thol•i•cal•ly (kəˈθɒl ɪk li) adv.

Cath•o•lic

(ˈkæθ ə lɪk, ˈkæθ lɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
2. of or pertaining to all the modern churches, as the Anglican and the Greek Orthodox, that have kept the apostolic succession of bishops.
3. of or pertaining to the Christian Church that was formerly undivided.
n.
4. a member of a Catholic church, esp. of the Roman Catholic Church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catholic - a member of a Catholic churchCatholic - a member of a Catholic church  
Catholic Church - any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Anglican Catholic - a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character
Greek Catholic - a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic - a member of the Roman Catholic Church
Uniat, Uniate, Uniate Christian - a member of the Uniat Church
Adj.1.Catholic - of or relating to or supporting Catholicism; "the Catholic Church"
2.catholic - free from provincial prejudices or attachments; "catholic in one's tastes"
broad-minded - inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own; "a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed"

catholic

catholic

adjective
So pervasive and all-inclusive as to exist in or affect the whole world:
Translations
شامِلٌ، جامِعٌكاثوليكيكَاثُولِيكيّ
katolickýkatolíkširokývšestranný
katolikkatolskalsidig
katolinen
katoličkikatolik
katolikus
e-r sem er rómversk-kaòólskurrómversk-kaòólskurvíîsÿnn
カトリックのカトリック教徒
가톨릭교도가톨릭교의
įvairiapusiškaskatalikaskatalikiškaskatalikųkatalikybė
daudzpusīgskatoliskatoliskskatoļu-visaptverošs
katolíckykatolík
katoliški
katolikkatolsk
นิกายคาทอลิคผู้นับถือนิกายคาทอลิค
KatolikRoman Katolik Kilisesine aityaygınaçık fikirligenel
theo Công giáotín đồ Công giáo

catholic

[ˈkæθəlɪk]
A. ADJ
1. (Roman) Catholiccatólico
the Catholic Churchla Iglesia Católica
2. (= wide-ranging) [tastes, interests] → católico
B. N Catholiccatólico/a m/f

Catholic

[ˈkæθəlɪk]
adj [priest, church, faith] → catholique
ncatholique mf
I'm a Catholic → Je suis catholique.

catholic

[ˈkæθəlɪk] adj
(= varied) [programme] → éclectique
to be of catholic tastes → avoir des goûts éclectiques
(= unrestrictive) [view, approach] → large

Catholic

adj (Eccl) → katholisch; the Catholic Churchdie katholische Kirche
nKatholik(in) m(f)

catholic

adj (= varied)vielseitig; he’s a man of very catholic tasteser ist (ein) sehr vielseitig interessiert(er Mensch)

Catholic

[ˈkæθlɪk] (Rel)
1. adj (Roman Catholic) → cattolico/a
the Catholic Church → la Chiesa Cattolica
2. ncattolico/a

catholic

[ˈkæθlɪk] adj (wide-ranging, taste, interests) → ampio/a, vasto/a, eclettico/a

catholic

(ˈkӕθəlik) adjective
1. wide-ranging in one's taste etc. a catholic taste in books.
2. (with capital) Roman Catholic.
noun
(with capital) a Roman Catholic.
Catholicism (kəˈθolisizəm) noun
Roman Catholicism.

catholic

كَاثُولِيكيّ katolický, katolík katolik, katolsk Katholik, katholisch καθολικός católico katolinen catholique katolički, katolik cattolico カトリックの, カトリック教徒 가톨릭교도, 가톨릭교의 katholiek katolikk, katolsk katolicki, katolik católico католик, католический katolik, katolsk นิกายคาทอลิค, ผู้นับถือนิกายคาทอลิค Katolik theo Công giáo, tín đồ Công giáo 天主教, 天主教的
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The rioters, in their passage through the village, had menaced with their fiercest vengeance, any person who should aid in extinguishing the fire, or render the least assistance to him, or any Catholic whomsoever.
Yet though there is a great difference between our manners, customs, civil government, and those of the Abyssins, there is yet a much greater in points of faith; for so many errors have been introduced and ingrafted into their religion, by their ignorance, their separation from the Catholic Church, and their intercourse with Jews, Pagans, and Mohammedans, that their present religion is nothing but a kind of confused miscellany of Jewish and Mohammedan superstitions, with which they have corrupted those remnants of Christianity which they still retain.
He was accustomed to say that Papists required an epithet, they were Roman Catholic; but the Church of England was Catholic in the best, the fullest, and the noblest sense of the term.
Now, he was accustomed to walk with his fowling piece on his shoulder, behind the hedges which border the roads, and when he saw a Catholic coming alone, the Protestant religion immediately prevailed in his mind.
You got over her objection by consenting to become n Roman Catholic, like herself?
The earth would still move round the sun, though the whole Catholic Church said No.
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But with the Catholic Question had come a slight wind of controversy to break the calm: the elderly rector had become occasionally historical and argumentative; and Mr.
The Spaniards, through the Catholic clergy, offer praise to God for their victory over the French on the fourteenth of June, and the French, also through the Catholic clergy, offer praise because on that same fourteenth of June they defeated the Spaniards.
That was a very seasonable pamphlet of his on the Catholic Question:--a deanery at least.
More died for his faith, that of the Catholic Church.
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