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- n. A wide scope of philosophies and ideas.
- proper n. Alternative capitalization of Broad Church
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied to other bodies of men holding liberal or comprehensive views of Christian doctrine and fellowship.
- n. See Broad Church.
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That was not, however, entirely accurate; rather what Molyneaux achieved was to have a broad church party which managed to simultaneously be more right wing than the DUP (e.g. Willie Ross) but had many members much more liberal to hoover up the more moderate unionist vote (Ken Maginnis).