Visible church
Visible Vis"i*ble, a. [L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. F. visible. See {Vision}.] 1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. [1913 Webster]

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young. [1913 Webster]

2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

{Visible church} (Theol.), the apparent church of Christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons.

{Visible horizon}. Same as {Apparent horizon}, under {Apparent}. [1913 Webster] -- {Vis"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Vis"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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