Broad Church


pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual.


Broad Churchman, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for broad church

  • 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 theologyCompare High Church, Low Church
(usually not capitals) a group or movement which embraces a wide and varied number of views, approaches, and opinions

adjective Broad-Church

of or relating to this party in the Church of England
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