A Universalist is a member of a (now mostly defunct) religion that was founded in the 18th Century. The faith was a Protestant offshoot of Christianity that held that God was the source of all goodness, kindness, mercy, and forgiveness, and that such a being would never send a person to eternal damnation; ergo there could be no such thing as Hell. Given the treatment that they were given by other Christian denominations, some Universalists made the observation that there was a Hell, and it was on Earth.

U`ni*ver"sal*ist (?), n. [Cf. F. universaliste.]

1. Theol.

One who believes in Universalism; one of a denomination of Christians holding this faith.


One who affects to understand all the particulars in statements or propositions.




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U`ni*ver"sal*ist (?), a.

Of or pertaining to Unversalists of their doctrines.


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