Associations to the word «Catholicism»

Wiktionary

CATHOLICISM, noun. The faiths, practices and doctrines of a Catholic Church, but especially of the Roman Catholic Church.
CATHOLICISM, noun. The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.
CATHOLICISM, noun. Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.

Dictionary definition

CATHOLICISM, noun. The beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats