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Noun: Christianity  ,kris-chee'a-ni-tee or ,kris-tee'a-ni-tee
  1. 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 saviour
    - Christian religion
     
  2. The collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christianity";
    - Christendom

Derived forms: Christianities

Type of: belief, body, faith, religion, religious belief

Encyclopedia: Christianity, tolerance, and equality