pertaining or belonging to a party in the Anglican Church emphasizing a liberal interpretation of ritual.
- Broad Churchman, noun
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How to use Broad Church in a sentence
Meanwhile Broad Church opinions were gaining ground to some extent owing to a reaction from the Oxford movement.
Among the clergy the Broad Church party was comparatively small, but it included some men of mark.
Gas of northern metaphysics to blow up Broad Church bishops like balloons.The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
It will be understood that the Broad Church notion is only a theory and rests entirely on its reasonableness.Recollections and Impressions | Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Such as these must hold even the Broad Church to be a mythology, beautiful and innocent, but still a mythology.Recollections and Impressions | Octavius Brooks Frothingham
British Dictionary definitions for Broad 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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