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an act of Parliament (1829) permitting Roman Catholics to hold parliamentary office and repealing other laws that imposed civil disabilities on Catholics.


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    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. plural noun (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 […]

  • Catholicate

    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

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    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 […]

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    verb to make or become catholic (often capital) to convert to or become converted to Catholicism

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