Meaning of Roman Catholic in English:

Roman Catholic

Pronunciation

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adjective

  • Relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

    ‘a Roman Catholic bishop’
    • ‘Xavier University is the nation's only historically black Roman Catholic college, whose roots go back to 1825.’
    • ‘Nine of the 12 jurors are Roman Catholic, The judge is Roman Catholic.’
    • ‘In 1929 he became Australia's first Roman Catholic and Australian-born Labor Prime Minister.’
    • ‘The majority of French immigrants to the United States have been Roman Catholic.’
    • ‘And so another day had begun at All Saints Roman Catholic Secondary School, York.’
    • ‘If you don't believe me, I know some Roman Catholic families what can set you straight.’
    • ‘John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry.’
    • ‘My parents, a Roman Catholic priest and a nun, kept their vows of celibacy and met after each had left the clergy.’
    • ‘I am told that one must be a Roman Catholic priest in order to be a Jesuit.’
    • ‘For example, if a Roman Catholic parish holds a congregational vote and decides to start following Buddha instead, there's no question who's in charge.’
    • ‘No, she reasoned, Limbo was more of a Roman Catholic, Christian notion.’
    • ‘The Dominican Republic has traditionally and predominantly been a Roman Catholic nation.’

noun

  • A member of the Roman Catholic Church.

    ‘Roman Catholics can't share a Eucharist with other Churches’
    • ‘Historically, the role of Mary has been a subject of deep controversy between Protestant churches and Roman Catholics.’
    • ‘Evangelicals and Roman Catholics can agree that Jesus is Lord.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, Roman Catholics are at their strongest in Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire.’
    • ‘Albanians in the United States are primarily Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics, or Muslims.’
    • ‘It only happens to Roman Catholics and Orthodox Jews.’
    • ‘Mary is venerated by many Roman Catholics as the Mother of God.’
    • ‘First, November 1st is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation for Roman Catholics.’
    • ‘The Pope believes in theistic evolution, although some Roman Catholics are still creationists.’
    • ‘If so it can be made compatible with conversion as some Roman Catholics argued.’
    • ‘I also happen to be a Roman Catholic - a Roman Catholic convert.’
    • ‘Smithson, who had been confirmed as a Roman Catholic in 1950, intended these early works as vehicles of an intensely felt religious faith.’
    • ‘Henry VIII was a Roman Catholic and the head of this church was the pope based in Rome.’
    • ‘Although a Roman Catholic, his staunch Toryism made him acceptable in the University.’
    • ‘You felt that the only thing to do after he had finished talking about Newman was to become a Roman Catholic.’
    • ‘Up front I will tell you several things; I am a Roman Catholic; I have always found your take on events to be even-handed and finally; I could see your scathing review coming months ago.’

Origin

Late 16th century translation of Latin (Ecclesia) Romana Catholica (et Apostolica) ‘Roman Catholic (and Apostolic Church’). It was apparently first used as a conciliatory term in place of the earlier Roman, Romanist, or Romish, considered derogatory.