noun Date: 1805 1. often capitalized a. a theological doctrine that all human beings will eventually be saved b. the principles and practices of a liberal Christian denomination founded in the 18th century originally to uphold belief in universal salvation and now united with Unitarianism 2. something that is universal in scope 3. the state of being universal ; universalityuniversalist noun or adjective, often capitalized

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