Definition of


  1. (noun, group) the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)

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Synonyms of Christendom


Alternate forms of Christendom

Derivations: christian

Hypernyms: body

Origin of the word Christendom

  1. O.E. cristendom "Christianity, state of being a Christian," from Christian + -dom, suffix of condition or quality. The native formation, crowded out by Latinate Christianity except for sense "lands where Christianity is the dominant religion" (1389). more

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