Oxford movement

noun

: a High Church movement within the Church of England begun at Oxford in 1833

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oxford movement was in 1841

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“Oxford movement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxford%20movement. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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