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English noun: Christianity

1. Christianity (cognition) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

SynonymsChristian religion

Broader (hypernym)faith, religion, religious belief

Narrower (hyponym)Adventism, Albigensianism, Catharism, Catholicism, Catholicity, Donatism, Protestantism, Puseyism, Second Adventism, Tractarianism

Domain category membersAnnunciation, Antichrist, article of faith, Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord, assume, Assumption, August 6, Church Father, communion, council, credendum, cursed, damned, doomed, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, errancy, Father, Father of the Church, Hell, Immaculate Conception, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Incarnation, inerrancy, infernal region, Inferno, Laurentius, Lawrence, mortification, nether region, Nicene Creed, Paradise, perdition, pit, ransomed, real presence, receive, redeemed, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day, transubstantiate, tritheism, unredeemed, unsaved

2. Christianity (group) the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)

SamplesFor a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom.


Broader (hypernym)body

Part holonymChristian church, church, church

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