universalistic

adjective
uni·​ver·​sal·​is·​tic | \ ˌyü-nə-ˌvər-sə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce universalistic (audio) \

Definition of universalistic

: of or relating to the whole : universal in scope or nature

Examples of universalistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rashi turns a universalistic story into a nationalistic one. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 21 Oct. 2019 One of the beauties of our tradition is that Judaism has nationalistic as well as universalistic dimensions. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Nov. 2019 This sets up a key identity struggle between a universalistic notion of the Catholic Church and a yearning for a distinctive black identity. Emma Green, The Atlantic, 5 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of universalistic

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Universalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universalistic. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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