catholic church

catholic church

noun Roman Catholic Church.

  1. a visible society of baptized Christians professing the same faith under the authority of the invisible head (Christ) and the authority of the visible head (the pope and the bishops in communion with him).


  1. short for Roman Catholic Church
  2. any of several Churches claiming to have maintained continuity with the ancient and undivided Church

A common abbreviation for the name of the Roman Catholic Church.

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