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From Middle English cristendom, cristendome, from Old English crīstendōm, equivalent to Christen +‎ -dom.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪsn̩dəm/
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Christendom (countable and uncountable, plural Christendoms)

  1. The Christian world. [from 14thc.]
    • 1670, John Milton, The History of Britain, [] , London: Printed by J.M. for James Alleſtry, [] , OCLC 78038412:
      The Arian doctrine which then divided Christendom.
    • (Can we date this quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A wide and still widening 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.
  2. (obsolete) The state of being a Christian. [9th-17thc.]
  3. (obsolete) The name received at baptism; any name or appellation.

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