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ˈkrɪs ən dəmchris·ten·dom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christendom, Christianitynoun

    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"


  1. Christendomnoun

    The state of being a Christian.

    Etymology: cristendom, corresponding to .

  2. Christendomnoun

    The Christian world.

    Etymology: cristendom, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Christendomnoun

    the profession of faith in Christ by baptism; hence, the Christian religion, or the adoption of it

    Etymology: [AS. cristendm; cristen a Christian + -dom.]

  2. Christendomnoun

    the name received at baptism; or, more generally, any name or appelation

    Etymology: [AS. cristendm; cristen a Christian + -dom.]

  3. Christendomnoun

    that portion of the world in which Christianity prevails, or which is governed under Christian institutions, in distinction from heathen or Mohammedan lands

    Etymology: [AS. cristendm; cristen a Christian + -dom.]

  4. Christendomnoun

    the whole body of Christians

    Etymology: [AS. cristendm; cristen a Christian + -dom.]


  1. Christendom

    Christendom, or the Christian world, has several meanings. In a cultural sense, it refers to the worldwide community of Christians, adherents of Christianity. In its historical sense, the term usually refers to the medieval and early modern period, during which the Christian world represented a geopolitical power juxtaposed with both paganism and especially the military threat of the Muslim world. In a contemporary sense, it may simply refer collectively to Christian majority countries or countries in which Christianity dominates or nations in which Christianity is the established religion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of christendom in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of christendom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of christendom in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Brown:

    With all love and due respect to my brother, I just feel that he has been completely out of order. I believe that he has said things publicly that just were not biblical, i've watched him declare that the wrath of God was coming upon people that did not vote for Trump, and the wrath of God was coming on the people that rigged the election. All of these things, from my perspective, that is totally contrary to what we teach and what we preach in Christendom.

  2. Palazzo Cardinal Cesi:

    Here the guests can personally experience the spirituality of this unique place, drenched in history at the very heart of Christendom, with the enormous privilege of being able to stay so close to the Holy Father’s residence.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. repugnant
    • B. irascible
    • C. askant
    • D. tenebrous

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