Definition of pseudo-Catholic in English:

pseudo-Catholic

(also pseudo-catholic)

noun

  • A pretended Catholic; one who is falsely called (or lays false claim to being) a Catholic.

adjective

  • Falsely or erroneously called or claiming to be Catholic.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Fulke (d. 1589), theologian and college head. From pseudo- + catholic, after post-classical Latin pseudocatholicus, noun, Middle French, French pseudo-catholique, adjective.

Pronunciation

pseudo-Catholic

/ˌs(j)uːdəʊˈkaθ(ə)lɪk//ˌs(j)uːdəʊˈkaθ(ə)lɪk/