- BROAD CHURCH
- that section of the Church which inclines to liberal opinions in theology, and is opposed to the narrowing of either spirit or form, perhaps to an undue degree and to the elimination of elements distinctive of the Christian system.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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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