Act of Uniformity

Act of Uniformity
Uniformity U`ni*form"i*ty, n. [L. uniformitas: cf. F. uniformit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being uniform; freedom from variation or difference; resemblance to itself at all times; sameness of action, effect, etc., under like conditions; even tenor; as, the uniformity of design in a poem; the uniformity of nature. [1913 Webster]

2. Consistency; sameness; as, the uniformity of a man's opinions. [1913 Webster]

3. Similitude between the parts of a whole; as, the uniformity of sides in a regular figure; beauty is said to consist in uniformity with variety. [1913 Webster]

4. Continued or unvaried sameness or likeness. [1913 Webster]

5. Conformity to a pattern or rule; resemblance, consonance, or agreement; as, the uniformity of different churches in ceremonies or rites. [1913 Webster]

{Act of Uniformity} (Eng. Hist.), an act of Parliament, passed in 1661, prescribing the form of public prayers, administration of sacraments, and other rites of the Established Church of England. Its provisions were modified by the ``Act of Uniformity Amendment Act,'' of 1872. [1913 Webster]


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  • Act Of Uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of uniformity — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L histoire parlementaire anglaise compte plusieurs Acts of Uniformity. Tous avaient pour objectif fondamental d introduire diverses mesures d orthodoxie… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity — Over the course of English parliamentary history there were a number of acts of uniformity. All had the basic object of establishing some sort of religious orthodoxy within the English church.*The Act of Uniformity 1549 (2 3 Edward VI, c 1) which …   Wikipedia

  • Act Of Uniformity (1662) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Act of Uniformity. L Act of Uniformity de 1662 (Acte d Uniformité en français) est une loi votée par le Parlement de l Angleterre sous le règne de Charles II. L acte requérait de tous la pratique des rites et des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity (1662) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Act of Uniformity. L Act of Uniformity de 1662 (Acte d Uniformité en français) est une loi votée par le Parlement de l Angleterre sous le règne de Charles II. L acte requérait de tous la pratique des rites et des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of uniformity (1662) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Act of Uniformity. L Act of Uniformity de 1662 (Acte d Uniformité en français) est une loi votée par le Parlement de l Angleterre sous le règne de Charles II. L acte requérait de tous la pratique des rites et des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Act of Uniformity 1549 — The Act of Uniformity 1549 (citation 2 3 Edward VI (reigned 1547 1553), c. 1) established The Book of Common Prayer ( The Book of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church after the use… …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Uniformity 1662 — The Act of Uniformity was an Act of the Parliament of England, 14 Charles II c. 4 (1662), which required the use of all the rites and ceremonies in the Book of Common Prayer in Church of England services. It also required episcopal ordination for …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Uniformity 1559 — The Act of Uniformity in 1559 set the order of prayer to be used in the English Book of Common Prayer. Every man had to go to church once a week or be fined 12 pence (equivalent to just over £11 in 2007 [… …   Wikipedia

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