universal Church

   This term (from the Latin universalis, meaning "whole" or "entire") has two different meanings: (1) as a translation of the Greek katholikē ekklēsia, "universal Church" is sometimes understood as the body of Christians throughout the world; and (2) as a Roman Catholic theological and canonical term, "universal Church" refers to the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world in contrast to particular Churches in different places.

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  • Universal church — Church Church (ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche, Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel. kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all fr. Gr. kyriako n the Lord s house, fr. kyriako s concerning a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Universal church — Universal U ni*ver sal, a. [L. universalis: cf. F. universel, OF. also universal. See {Universe}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all reaching; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Universal Church of the Kingdom of God — (English), Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (Portuguese) Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Denomination Pentecostal, Evangelical Website UCKG official English language website …   Wikipedia

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