Non-catholic



[kath-uh-lik, kath-lik] /ˈkæθ ə lɪk, ˈkæθ lɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to a Catholic church, especially the Roman Catholic Church.
2.
Theology.

3.
pertaining to the Western Church.
noun
4.
a member of a Catholic church, especially of the .
adjective
1.
not of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church
noun
2.
a person who does not practise Roman Catholicism
/ˈkæθəlɪk; ˈkæθlɪk/
adjective
1.
universal; relating to all men; all-inclusive
2.
comprehensive in interests, tastes, etc; broad-minded; liberal
/ˈkæθəlɪk; ˈkæθlɪk/
adjective (Christianity)
1.
denoting or relating to the entire body of Christians, esp to the Church before separation into the Greek or Eastern and Latin or Western Churches
2.
denoting or relating to the Latin or Western Church after this separation
3.
denoting or relating to the Roman Catholic Church
4.
denoting or relating to any church, belief, etc, that claims continuity with or originates in the ancient undivided Church
noun
5.
a member of any of the Churches regarded as Catholic, esp the Roman Catholic Church
n.

“member of the Roman Catholic church,” 1560s, from Catholic (adj.).
adj.

mid-14c., “of the doctrines of the ancient Church,” literally “universally accepted,” from French catholique, from Church Latin catholicus “universal, general,” from Greek katholikos, from phrase kath’ holou “on the whole, in general,” from kata “about” + genitive of holos “whole” (see safe (adj.)). Applied to the Church in Rome c.1554, after the Reformation began. General sense of “of interest to all, universal” is from 1550s.

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