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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Chris·ten·dom /ˈkrɪsṇdəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chris·ten·dom n.
 1. The profession of faith in Christ by baptism; hence, the Christian religion, or the adoption of it. [Obs.]
 2. The name received at baptism; or, more generally, any name or appelation. [Obs.]
    Pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms.   --Shak.
 3. That portion of the world in which Christianity prevails, or which is governed under Christian institutions, in distinction from heathen or Muslim lands.
    The Arian doctrine which then divided Christendom.   --Milton
    A wide and still widening Christendom.   --Coleridge.
 4. The whole body of Christians.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the collective body of Christians throughout the world and
          history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas
          and Australia); "for a thousand years the Roman Catholic
          Church was the principal church of Christendom" [syn: Christianity]