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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: catholique, from Late Latin, from Greek katholikos 'general, universal', from katholou 'in general', from kata 'by' + holos 'whole'

catholic

adjective
     
cath‧o‧lic
including a very wide variety of things:
She has catholic tastes (=likes a lot of different things).
a catholic collection of records

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