catholicity

Part of speech: noun

Comprehensiveness; liberality; universality.

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Usage examples "catholicity":

  1. I intended to repeat this experiment in Valladolid, Leon, St. Jago, and all the principal towns which I visited, and to distribute them likewise as I rode along: the children of Spain would thus be brought to know that such a work as the New Testament is in existence, a fact of which not five in one hundred were then aware, notwithstanding their so frequently- repeated boasts of their Catholicity and Christianity. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
  2. What Spain wanted, said Don Carlos, was that no outrage should be offered to the faith of her fathers, for in Catholicity reposed the truth, as she understood it, the symbol of all her glories, the spirit of all her laws and the bond of concord between all good Spaniards. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.
  3. Instead, there is restlessness, turmoil, conflict and indecision, and never has been an answer so broad and deep in Catholicity of truth as to meet the demand. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.