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catholic
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When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.
  universal or inclusive of a wide range of people or interests
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This word is seldom used in modern writing.
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  • When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.
  • She is catholic in her tastes.
  • Their taste in books was catholic, at any rate; Plato in Greek touched Omar in English; Nietzsche partnered Newton; Thomas More was there, and also Hannah More, Thomas Moore, George Moore, and even Old Moore.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • In fact, a hyena’s catholicity of taste is so indiscriminate it nearly forces admiration.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all.
    John Donne  --  Meditation 17
  • Comfort’s catholicity of perception and image ... continues to evoke that trembling atmospheric accumulative hinting at a cruel, an inexorably serene timelessness…
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • It may be that the meaning attached to the word "fede" was "the faith," i.e. the Catholic creed, and not as rendered here "fidelity" and "faithful."
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
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Associated words [difficulty]:   catholic [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Religion - Christianity, Religion & Spirtuality, Fine Arts & Music
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