Christianity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kris"chē-an'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches.
  2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; the Christianity of Augustine's thought.
  3. a particular Christian religious system: She followed fundamentalist Christianity.
  4. the state of being a Christian.
  5. Christendom.
  6. conformity to the Christian religion or to its beliefs or practices.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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