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Thirty-nine Articles

plural noun
a set of formulas defining the doctrinal position of the Church of England, drawn up in the 16th century, to which the clergy are required to give general consent
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Thirty-nine Articles definition

Thirty-nine fundamental beliefs of the Anglican Communion, in addition to the common Christian creeds. The Thirty-nine Articles, most of which are short paragraphs, set down differences in belief between Anglicans and other Christians.

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