recatholicization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ catholicization.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹiːkəθɒlɪsʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

recatholicization (plural recatholicizations)

  1. The act of making a person or region Catholic again.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 744:
      From 1722, a handful of these refugees from Moravia in Bohemia, victims of the inexorable Habsburg recatholicization of central Europe, were given shelter to the north of the Habsburg frontiers by a Lutheran nobleman [...].