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[kris-uh n-duh m] /ˈkrɪs ən dəm/

the world.
the collective body of Christians throughout the world or throughout history
an obsolete word for Christianity

Old English cristendom “Christianity, state of being a Christian,” from cristen (see Christian) + -dom, suffix of condition or quality. The native formation, crowded out by Latinate Christianity except for sense “lands where Christianity is the dominant religion” (late 14c.). Similar formations in Scandinavian languages.


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