Definitions of christendom

  1. 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 Christendom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The profession of faith in Christ by baptism; hence, the Christian religion, or the adoption of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The name received at baptism; or, more generally, any name or appelation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The whole body of Christians. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Countries whose people are Christians; Christians collectively. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. That part of the world in which Christianity is the received religion: the whole body of Christians. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The whole body of Christians; all the regions inhabited by Christians. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Christian lands, or Christians collectively; the Christian world. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. That section of the world which professes the Christian religion; the whole body of Christians; Christianity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The countries inhabited by those professing to believe in the Christian religion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for christendom

  1. When one said to him, " Mass must be true, since it is celebrated in all Christendom he replied, pointing to the Bible, " There is my mass." – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. Who was it who set Christendom wearing black, sad, hopeless black as the symbol of mourning? – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)