Broad-church meaning

brôd'chûrch'
Of or relating to members of the Anglican Communion in the late 19th century who favored liberalization of ritual and doctrine.
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A liberal party of the Anglican Church in the late 19th cent.
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(Australia, idiomatic) A wide scope of philosophies and ideas.

The Liberal party in Australia is often described as being a broad church, encompassing conservatives and radicals, wets and dries.

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Alternative capitalization of Broad Church.
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