From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcatholiccath‧o‧lic /ˈkæθəlɪk/ adjective VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDSincluding a very wide variety of things She has catholic tastes (=likes a lot of different things). a catholic collection of records
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catholicHe certainly felt that the culture of the state should reflect the fact that it was 93 percent Roman catholic.I became catholic in my tastesan artist with catholic tastesIt seemed that whoever lived here had catholic tastes.There's plenty of evidence of Ralph's catholic tastes in collecting.
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CatholicCatholic adjective RRCconnected with the Roman Catholic ChurchCatholic noun [countable]Catholicism /kəˈθɒlɪsɪzəm $ kəˈθɑː-/ noun [uncountable]
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CatholicRemember the lesson of Northern Ireland, where Protestant and Catholic children have long been taught to hate each other.There was a deep sense of prayer, an opportunity for reflection and an enjoyment in discovering more about our Catholic faith.At one time not a single priest lived in Catholic Maryland.Whether Terence O'Neill was committed to promoting the sorts of reforms which might have satisfied the Catholic minority is unknown.Silvio Berlusconi and a group of Catholic parties want a widely based government to work on constitutional changes.After a while my hands smelled like an old-time Catholic school lunch room on a hot Friday.a Catholic school
Origin catholic (1300-1400) French catholique, from Late Latin, from Greek katholikos general, universal, from katholou in general, from kata by + holos whole