Definition of Christianity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkrɪstiˈænəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɪstiˈænəti//
[uncountable] Types of belief
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the religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the belief that he was the son of God Victorian ‘muscular Christianity’ was all about achieving self-control through strict mental and physical discipline. See related entries: Types of belief Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French crestiente, from crestien ‘Christian’, influenced by late Latin christianitas, from Latin Christianus, from Christus ‘Christ’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Christianity