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Broad Church

pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual.
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Broad Churchman, noun Unabridged
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  • For there could be no doubt that he was broad-church, even though his antecedents had not proclaimed the fact.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for broad-church

Broad Church

a party within the Church of England which favours a broad and liberal interpretation of Anglican formularies and rubrics and objects to positive definition in theology Compare High Church, Low Church
(usually not capitals) a group or movement which embraces a wide and varied number of views, approaches, and opinions
of or relating to this party in the Church of England
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