Broad Church
adjective Date: 1853 of or relating to a liberal party in the Anglican communion especially in the later 19th century

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  • Broad church — is a term referring to Latitudinarian churchmanship in the Church of England, in particular, and Anglicanism, in general. From this, the term is often used to refer to secular political organisations, meaning that they encompass a broad range of… …   Wikipedia

  • Broad Church — Broad Churchman. pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual. Cf. High Church, Low Church. * * * ▪ Anglican Communion movement       moderate movement that emerged as one of the three… …   Universalium

  • Broad church — Church Church (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broad Church — (Eccl.) A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broad Church — n. a liberal party of the Anglican Church in the late 19th cent. Broad Church adj. Broad Churchman n. pl. Broad Churchmen …   English World dictionary

  • broad-church — broadˈ church adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑broad * * * Broad Church «BRD CHURCH», adjective. of or having to do with a party in the Anglican Communion that seeks to avoid rigid definitions of dogma and ritual …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broad Church — [ ˌtʃə:tʃ] die; <aus engl. Broad Church, eigtl. »breite Kirche«> liberale Richtung der ↑anglikanischen Kirche im 19. Jh …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • broad church — If an organisation is described as broad church, it is tolerant and accepting of different opinions and ideas …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Broad-Church — (brôdʹchûrchʹ) adj. Of or relating to members of the Anglican Communion in the late 19th century who favored liberalization of ritual and doctrine. * * * …   Universalium

  • Broad Church — Broad′ Church′ adj. rel pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual …   From formal English to slang

  • Broad Church — (spr. braod tschörtsch), s. Breitkirchliche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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