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Christendom [Krisʹ-en-dum]

generally means all Christian countries; but Shakespeare uses it for baptism, or “Christian citizenship.” Thus, in King John, the young prince says:—

By my christendom!

So I were out of prison and kept sheep,

I should be merry as the day is long.”


Act iv. sc. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Choriambic Metre
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Choughs Protected
Chouse
Chriem-hilda or Chriem-hild
Chriss-cross Row (row to rhyme with low)
Chrisom or Chrism
Christabel [Kristabel]
Christabelle [Kristabel]
Christendom [Kris-en-dum]
Christian [ch = k]
Christian Traditions
Christiana [ch = k]
Christmas (Kristmas)
Christmas
Christmas Box
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day
Christmas Decorations
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