uni·​ver·​sal·​is·​tic | \ ˌyü-nə-ˌvər-sə-ˈli-stik \

Definition of universalistic

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

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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, "There Are More Black Catholics in the U.S. Than Members of the A.M.E. Church," 5 Nov. 2017

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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