Christianity
Christianity c.1300, cristente, from O.Fr. crestienté (Mod.Fr. chrétienté), from Church L. christianitatem (nom. christianitas), noun of state from christianus (see CHRISTIAN (Cf. Christian)). Gradually respelled to conform with Latin.

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