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Chris·ten·dom

 (krĭs′ən-dəm)
n.
1. Christians considered as a group.
2. The portion of the world in which Christianity is the dominant religion.

[Middle English Cristendom, from Old English cristendōm : cristen, Christian; see Christian + -dōm, -dom.]
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Christendom

(ˈkrɪsəndəm)
n
1. (Theology) the collective body of Christians throughout the world or throughout history
2. (Theology) an obsolete word for Christianity
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Chris•ten•dom

(ˈkrɪs ən dəm)

n.
1. Christians collectively.
2. the Christian world.
[before 900]
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Christendom

Christians collectively or the Christian world.
See also: Christianity
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Christendom

 Christians collectively, 1131; A particular body or community of Christians, 1205.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christendom - the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia); "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Christian church, church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
church - the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; "our church is hosting a picnic next week"
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Translations

Christendom

[ˈkrɪsndəm] Ncristiandad f
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Christendom

[ˈkrɪsəndəm] n (old-fashioned)chrétienté f
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Christendom

n (old)die Christenheit
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Christendom

[ˈkrɪsndəm] ncristianità
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References in periodicals archive ?
He examines early Christianity and the birth of the idea of the Corpus Christianum, the unitary ecclesiastical culture of the Middle Ages and its dissolution, the emergence of modern Humanism in the Renaissance, and the rise and self-destruction of the Humanist theories of natural law, with discussion of theories of Galileo and Hobbes.
The first factor is the relationship of the church to the state in the corpus Christianum. Newbigin's interpretation of the Western church's missionary existence in history can be divided into three eras: the pre-Constantinian church, the corpus Christianum, and the church in modern, post-Enlightenment culture.

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