Tractarianism[trak ter′ē ən iz′əm]
the principles of the Oxford movement, favoring a return to early Catholic doctrines in the Church of England: from the ninety “Tracts for the Times,” pamphlets issued at Oxford from 1833 to 1841
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- Tractarian noun, adjective
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The religious opinions and principles of the founders of the Oxford movement, put forth in a series of 90 pamphlets entitled Tracts for the Times, published at Oxford, England (1833-1841).
- Trac·tarˈi·an adjective & n.