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Definition of catholic:

  1. A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
  2. An adherent of the Roman church; a Roman Catholic.
  3. Not narrow- minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.
  4. Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the emancipation act.
  5. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.


universal, specific, broad-minded, general, limited, open-minded, receptive, worldwide, cosmic, fair, ecumenical, international, rational, worldly, all-inclusive, wide-ranging, reasonable, papist, Roman, global, papal, cultured, pandemic, cosmopolitan, liberal, planetary.

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