the New Testament Epistles of James, I and II Peter, I John, and sometimes II and III John and Jude, addressed to the entire church.
(New Testament) the epistles of James, I and II Peter, I John, and Jude, which were addressed to the universal Church rather than to an individual or a particular church
the epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude; so called because they are addressed to Christians in general, and not to any church or person in particular.
the see of a catholicos. Historical Examples This remained the official attitude of the Armenian church until the catholicate of Elias (703-717). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various
broad-mindedness or liberality, as of tastes, interests, or views. universality; general inclusiveness. (initial capital letter) the Roman Catholic Church, or its doctrines and usages. Historical Examples For fifty years the history of catholicity on New York island is a blank. The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various A bird remarkable for the catholicity of […]
verb to make or become catholic (often capital) to convert to or become converted to Catholicism
a universal remedy; panacea. Historical Examples In 1407 there was a collection of fifty service books, and a catholicon, the latter being perhaps the nucleus of a library. Old English Libraries Ernest Savage The catholicon is printed in a small type, not very cleanly cut. Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard I soon saw the catholicon […]