universalism


uni·ver·sal·ism

noun \ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-sə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of UNIVERSALISM

1
often capitalized
a :  a theological doctrine that all human beings will eventually be saved
b :  the principles and practices of a liberal Christian denomination founded in the 18th century originally to uphold belief in universal salvation and now united with Unitarianism
2
:  something that is universal in scope
3
:  the state of being universal :  universality
uni·ver·sal·ist \-s(ə-)list\ noun or adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of UNIVERSALISM

1805

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