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old catholic

old cath·o·lic
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohld kath-uh-lik, kath-lik]
    • /oʊld ˈkæθ ə lɪk, ˈkæθ lɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohld kath-uh-lik, kath-lik]
    • /oʊld ˈkæθ ə lɪk, ˈkæθ lɪk/

Definitions of old catholic words

  • noun old catholic a member of any of several European churches professing to be truly Catholic but rejecting certain modern Roman Catholic doctrines, dogmas, and practices, especially the dogma of papal infallibility. 1
  • noun old catholic a member of any of several minor churches, especially in the U.S., differing from the Roman Catholic Church chiefly in their rejection of the ecclesiastical authority of the Roman Catholic hierarchy. 1
  • adjective old catholic of or relating to several small national Churches which have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine 0
  • noun old catholic a member of one of these Churches 0
  • noun old catholic a member of any of a number of nationalist churches rejecting various Roman Catholic tenets (esp. papal supremacy and papal infallibility) officially promulgated in relatively recent times: the churches were organized mainly in the late 19th cent. 0

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Origin of old catholic

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Old catholic

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

old catholic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

old catholic usage trend in Literature

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