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"catholic" in British English

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catholicadjective

uk   us   /ˈkæθ.əl.ɪk/ formal

Catholicnoun [C], adjective

uk   us   /ˈkæθ.əl.ɪk/
Roman Catholic: Is he (a) Catholic? a Catholic ​school/​church

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Catholicism
noun [U] uk   /kəˈθɒl.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/  us   /-θɑː.lɪ-/
(Definition of catholic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Catholic" in American English

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Catholicnoun, adjective

 us   /ˈkæθ·lɪk, -ə·lɪk/
Roman Catholic
(Definition of Catholic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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