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Definitions of catholic

  1. a member of a Catholic church
  2. free from provincial prejudices or attachments; " catholic in one's tastes"
  3. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
  4. Not narrow- minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.
  5. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.
  6. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
  7. An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.
  8. A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
  9. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the emancipation act.
  10. An adherent of the Roman church; a Roman Catholic.
  11. Universal; general; including all; as, to read all kinds of books shows a catholic taste in literature; liberal; large- hearted; Catholic, pertaining to the Church of Rome.
  12. A member of the Catholic Church.
  13. Universal: general, embracing the whole body of Christians: liberal, the opp. of exclusive: the name claimed by its adherents for the Church of Rome as the representative of the church founded by Christ and his apostles: relating to the Roman Catholics.
  14. An adherent of the Roman Catholic Church.
  15. Universal; including all Christians; pertaining to the Roman Catholic church; liberal.
  16. Pertaining to the whole Christian church.
  17. Specif.: Of or pertaining ( 1) to the Church of Rome, ( 2) to the Church of England, or ( 3) to the Greek Church.
  18. Large minded; liberal; universal.
  19. Universal; embracing or embraced by the whole Church; liberal; pertaining to or affecting Roman Catholics; a member of the Church Catholic; a Roman Catholic. Catholic Church, the whole Christian Church; the Roman Catholic Church.
  20. Universal; general; liberal; not narrow- minded or bigoted.
  21. A name commonly applied to the adherents of the Church of Rome.
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Usage examples for catholic

  1. They had previously set before the people the light of the Catholic faith, but these efforts had not been as successful as they had wished. – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  2. I wish you were a Catholic; I would beg you to step into the first church you come to, and pray for us the next half- hour." – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  3. I am not a Catholic, Monseigneur." – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  4. After all, she was brought up a Catholic. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. Rich; but a bad Catholic truly. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  6. " I promise you to become a Catholic when I am twenty- one," said a young lady whom he was trying to convert. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  7. When Father Nugent took the paper in hands, the readers had such confidence in it that, from being merely a local paper, we were able before long to make it a leading Catholic organ for the whole country. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  8. If you forget that you are a Tavora and a Catholic, I do not forget that I am your wife." – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. But to the end that you may all be assured of my upright intentions, I will take the oath as a catholic and a man of parts. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  10. Now, I am a Catholic. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  11. After the dinner Peter had a pleasant chat with the Justice's seventeen- year- old daughter, who was just from a Catholic convent, and the two tried to talk in French. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. This occurred about 1776. Mr. Westropp also writes that the sister of a former Roman Catholic Bishop told his sisters that when she was a little girl she went out one evening with some other children for a walk. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  13. The dwarf's tastes, however, were catholic. – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  14. It has often been said that the Catholic Church is opposed to scientific advance. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  15. Mr. Toomy, a Scholar of the house, acknowledged that he was a Catholic. – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson
  16. To be catholic in criticism does not mean to be weak and opinionless. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  17. I don't see a man more than once in six months who goes near a church, and he's generally a Catholic. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  18. See Memoir of, by her Sister; also Catholic World, July, 1879. Pub. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  19. There is now no great influence, such as the Catholic Church was of old, to enforce Latin, even if it possessed greater advantages. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. I was assured you had married in a Catholic Church. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
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