catholic Idioms & Phrases


anglican catholic

  • noun a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character
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anglo-catholic

  • adjective supporting the Anglican Church
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An"glo-Cath"o*lic adjective

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  1. Of or pertaining to a church modeled on the English Reformation; Anglican; -- sometimes restricted to the ritualistic or High Church section of the Church of England.

An"glo-Cath"o*lic noun

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  1. A member of the Church of England who contends for its catholic character; more specifically, a High Churchman.
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catholic church

  • noun any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church
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Catholic epistles

  • the espistles of the apostles which are addressed to all the faithful, and not to a particular church; being those of James, Peter, Jude, and John.
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catholic pope

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    pontiff; pope; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.
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catholic reaction force

  • noun a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
    Irish National Liberation Army; People's Liberation Army; INLA; People's Republican Army.
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catholic school

  • noun a parochial school maintained by the Catholic Church
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ferdinand the catholic

  • noun the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
    Ferdinand; Ferdinand V; King Ferdinand; Ferdinand of Aragon.
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greek catholic

  • noun a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
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isabella the catholic

  • noun the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
    Isabella I; Isabella; Queen Isabella.
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non-catholic

  • noun a religious person who is not a Catholic
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Old Catholic

  • noun a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope
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  • the name assumed in 1870 by members of the Roman Catholic church, who denied the ecumenical character of the Vatican Council, and Rejected its decrees, esp. that concerning the infallibility of the pope, as contrary to the ancient Catholic faith.
Webster 1913

old catholic church

  • noun Catholic churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century
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orthodox catholic church

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Orthodox Church; Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox Church.
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roman catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Church of Rome.
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Romanism
    papist; popish; papistic; romish; R.C.; papistical; Roman; Romanist.
    • the Roman Catholic Church
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roman catholic church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Church of Rome.
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roman catholic pope

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    pontiff; pope; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.
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