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Webster 1913 Edition


Christianity

Chris-tian′i-ty

,
Noun.
[OE.
cristiente
, OF.
cristienté
, F.
chrétienté
, fr. L.
christianitas
. ]
1.
The religion of Christians; the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ.
2.
Practical conformity of one’s inward and outward life to the spirit of the Christian religion
3.
The body of Christian believers.
[Obs.]
To Walys fled the
christianitee

Of olde Britons.
Chaucer.

Definition 2022


Christianity

Christianity

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Christianity (usually uncountable, plural Christianities)

  1. An Abrahamic religion originating from the community of the followers of Jesus Christ.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 4, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.
    • 2002, The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities: A Voyage Through History, page 27:
      As a result, Christianity developed as a separate religion from Judaism.

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Christianity (uncountable)

  1. Christendom

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