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Unitarianism

[yoo-ni-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌyu nɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the beliefs, principles, and practices of Unitarians.
2.
(lowercase) any system advocating unity or centralization, as in government.
Origin
Unitarian + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Unitarianism

unitarianism

/ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
any unitary system, esp of government

Unitarianism

/ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
a system of Christian belief that maintains the unipersonality of God, rejects the Trinity and the divinity of Christ, and takes reason, conscience, and character as the criteria of belief and practice
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Encyclopedia Article for Unitarianism

liberal religious movements that have merged in the United States. In previous centuries they appealed for their views to Scripture interpreted by reason, but most contemporary Unitarians and Universalists base their religious beliefs on reason and experience.

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