Act of Uniformity
Uniformity U`ni*form"i*ty, n. [L. uniformitas: cf. F. uniformit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions; even tenor; as, the uniformity of design in a poem; the uniformity of nature. [1913 Webster]

2. Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity of a man's opinions. [1913 Webster]

3. Similitude between the parts of a whole; as, the uniformity of sides in a regular figure; beauty is said to consist in uniformity with variety. [1913 Webster]

4. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness. [1913 Webster]

5. Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites. [1913 Webster]

{Act of Uniformity} (Eng. Hist.), an act of Parliament, passed in 1661, prescribing the form of public prayers, administration of sacraments, and other rites of the Established Church of England. Its provisions were modified by the ``Act of Uniformity Amendment Act,'' of 1872. [1913 Webster]


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  • Act Of Uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity — Over the course of English parliamentary history there were a number of acts of uniformity. All had the basic object of establishing some sort of religious orthodoxy within the English church.*The Act of Uniformity 1549 (2 3 Edward VI, c 1) which …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Uniformity — Eng. Hist. any of the three statutes (1549, 1559, 1662) regulating public worship services in the Anglican Church, esp. the act of 1662 requiring the use of the Book of Common Prayer. Also called Uniformity Act. * * * …   Universalium

  • Act of Uniformity — Eng. Hist. any of the three statutes (1549, 1559, 1662) regulating public worship services in the Anglican Church, esp. the act of 1662 requiring the use of the Book of Common Prayer. Also called Uniformity Act …   Useful english dictionary

  • act of uniformity — The English statute of 13 & 14 Car. II, c. 4, enacting that the book of common prayer, as then recently revised, should be used in every parish church and other place of public worship, and otherwise ordaining a uniformity in religious services,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • act of uniformity — The English statute of 13 & 14 Car. II, c. 4, enacting that the book of common prayer, as then recently revised, should be used in every parish church and other place of public worship, and otherwise ordaining a uniformity in religious services,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Act of Uniformity — A statute establishing uniform services in the Church of England. See uniform statutes …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Act Of Uniformity (1662) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Act of Uniformity. L Act of Uniformity de 1662 (Acte d Uniformité en français) est une loi votée par le Parlement de l Angleterre sous le règne de Charles II. L acte requérait de tous la pratique des rites et des …   Wikipédia en Français

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