Roman Catholic

adj. & n.
—adj. of the part of the Christian Church acknowledging the Pope as its head.
—n. a member of this Church.
Derivatives:
Roman Catholicism n.
Etymology: 17th-c. transl. L (Ecclesia) Romana Catholica (et Apostolica), app. orig. as a conciliatory term: see ROMAN, CATHOLIC

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