What does the word Heathendom mean?

Usage examples for Heathendom

  1. It must have seemed so to the Jews who overran Palestine and set their shining cities on all the hills of heathendom. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. But Saxo shows us how far into Christian times the ancient funeral, in all its heathendom, was remembered; and how little compunction an ecclesiastic had in recording it. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  3. That would justify him- bring him back, perhaps, in a triumph more glorious than any Caesar's, leading captive, in the fetters of the Gospel, the Queen of Heathendom. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley