catholicity


catholicity

noun

  1. broad-mindedness or liberality, as of tastes, interests, or views.
  2. universality; general inclusiveness.
  3. (initial capital letter) the Roman Catholic Church, or its doctrines and usages.

noun

  1. a wide range of interests, tastes, etc; liberality
  2. universality; comprehensiveness

noun

  1. the beliefs, etc, of the Catholic Church
n.

1830, “catholicism,” from catholic + -ity. Meaning “quality of being inclusive or comprehensive” is by 1843.

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