Part of speech: noun

A member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the whole Christian church.

Part of speech: adjective

Specif.: Of or pertaining ( 1) to the Church of Rome, ( 2) to the Church of England, or ( 3) to the Greek Church.

Part of speech: adjective

Large minded; liberal; universal.

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Usage examples "catholic":

  1. Have you never read the Catholic doctors?" - "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
  2. " You're a Catholic," she said. - "None Other Gods", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. They had been trying to make her a Catholic. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.