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Definition: Universal church
, a. [L. universalis: cf. F. universel,
OF. also universal. See Universe
1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including,
or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space;
unlimited; general; all-reaching; all-pervading; as,
universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or
benefice. “Anointed universal King.”
The universal cause
Acts not by partial, but by general laws. --Pope.
This universal frame began. --Dryden.
Note: Universal and its derivatives are used in common
discourse for general and its derivatives. See
2. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire;
whole; as, the universal world. --Shak.
At which the universal host up dent
A shout that tore Hell's concave. --Milton.
3. (Mech.) Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses,
shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
4. (Logic) Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited
in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a
subject; as, a universal proposition; -- opposed to
; e. g. (universal affirmative) All men are
animals; (universal negative) No men are omniscient.
(Mach.), a chuck, as for a lathe, having
jaws which can be moved simultaneously so as to grasp
objects of various sizes.
, the whole church of God in the world; the
catholic church. See the Note under Catholic
, a., 1.
. (Mach.) Same as Universal joint
, a dial by which the hour may be found in
any part of the world, or under any elevation of the pole.
(Astron.), a species of altitude and
azimuth instrument, the peculiarity of which is, that the
object end of the telescope is placed at right angles to
the eye end, with a prism of total reflection at the
angle, and the eye end constitutes a portion of the
horizontal axis of the instrument, having the eyepiece at
the pivot and in the center of the altitude circle, so
that the eye has convenient access to both at the same
(Mach.), a contrivance used for joining two
shafts or parts of a machine endwise, so that the one may
give rotary motion to the other when forming an angle with
it, or may move freely in all directions with respect to
the other, as by means of a cross connecting the forked
ends of the two shafts (Fig. 1). Since this joint can not
act when the angle of the shafts is less than 140[deg], a
double joint of the same kind is sometimes used for giving
rotary motion at angles less than 140[deg] (Fig. 2).
(Bot.), a primary or general umbel; the
first or largest set of rays in a compound umbel; --
opposed to partial umbel. A universal involucre is not
unfrequently placed at the foot of a universal umbel.
Syn: General; all; whole; total. See General
(ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche,
Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel.
kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all
fr. Gr. kyriako`n the Lord's house, fr. kyriako`s concerning
a master or lord, fr. ky`rios master, lord, fr. ky^ros power,
might; akin to Skr. [,c][=u]ra hero, Zend. [,c]ura strong,
OIr. caur, cur, hero. Cf. Kirk
1. A building set apart for Christian worship.
2. A Jewish or heathen temple. [Obs.] --Acts xix. 37.
3. A formally organized body of Christian believers
worshiping together. “When they had ordained them elders
in every church.”
--Acts xiv. 23.
4. A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed,
observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same
ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman
Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
5. The collective body of Christians.
6. Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church
7. The aggregate of religious influences in a community;
ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array
the power of the church against some moral evil.
Remember that both church and state are properly the
rulers of the people, only because they are their
Note: Church is often used in composition to denote something
belonging or relating to the church; as, church
authority; church history; church member; church music,
. See under Apostolic
. See Broad Church
or Universal church
, the whole body of
believers in Christ throughout the world.
Church of England
, or English church
, the Episcopal
church established and endowed in England by law.
, a benefice in an established church.
. See under Militant
(Zo["o]l.), the white owl. See Barn owl
, a tax levied on parishioners for the
maintenance of the church and its services.
. See under Session
. See under Triumphant
, work on, or in behalf of, a church; the work
of a particular church for the spread of religion.
, the church maintained by the civil
authority; a state church.