universal character; universality.
a universal range of knowledge, interests, or activities.
(initial capital letter) the doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls. Compare apocatastasis ( def 2 ).

1795–1805; universal + -ism

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universalism (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəˌlɪzəm)
1.  a universal feature or characteristic
2.  another word for universality
3.  social welfare the principle that welfare services should be available to all by right, according to need, and not restricted by individual ability to pay, but funded by general contributions through taxes, rates, or national insurance payments

Universalism (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəˌlɪzəm)
a system of religious beliefs maintaining that all men are predestined for salvation
n, —adj

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The universalism of the communist ideal still moves him.
He argues that the comparative studies should be based on a balance between relativism and universalism.
Enterprising work environments correlated negatively with universalism values.
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