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See also: christendom
- The Christian world. [from 14thc.]
- 1670, John Milton, “(please specify the page)”, in The History of Britain, that Part Especially now Call’d England. […] , London: […] J[ohn] M[acock] for James Allestry, […] , OCLC 946735472:
- The Arian doctrine which then divided Christendom.
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, 2010, p.503:
- Wessex was facing new barbarians, apparently intent on destroying everything that Christendom meant for England.
- (obsolete) The state of being a Christian. [9th-17thc.]
- (obsolete) The name received at baptism; any name or appellation.
- c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- Pretty, fond, adoptious Christendoms.
the Christian world