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Act of Uniformity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once wore a Nazi uniform while acting in a film during his Hollywood days. The name of the movie was "Desperate Journey," which was filmed in 1942
    • Act of Uniformity an intolerant measure passed in 1662, by which a number of clergymen, variously stated at from 800 to 2000, were driven out of the English national church
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.”
  • W. Clement Stone
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    “The natural law of inertia: Matter will remain at rest or continue in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.”

Usage

In literature:

A Banking Act was passed in 1841, providing a uniform system of banking.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
His execution has been uniformly condemned by historians as an act of wanton tyranny.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
In the next session, November 1548-March 1549, he was a leading opponent of the first Act of Uniformity and Book of Common Prayer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Upon a subsequent trip to Clinton, one hundred of our men were dressed in rebel uniforms to act as decoys.
"The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry" by Samuel H. Fletcher
Stand up and act as if you were proud of the uniform you are wearing.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
They need no Pope, no Acts of Uniformity.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
In 1662 he refused to submit to the Act of Uniformity, and was ejected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The aim of that act was to secure a uniform code of laws for the regulation of the posts in British North America.
"The History of the Post Office in British North America" by William Smith
Uniform rates of duty were fixed In England by the Subsidy Act of 1660.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 1 "Franciscans" to "French Language"" by Various
The French churches in England formed a natural link which survived the Act of Uniformity.
"The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century" by Charles Bastide
He was the son of Philip Henry, who had, two months earlier, been ejected by the Act of Uniformity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
The acts of their public men are uniformly impugned.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The queen, in the month only of October, presented to 256 livings, restoring all those turned out under the acts of uniformity.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
To come within the spy act, a man must be in plain clothes, or in the uniform of his enemy.
"Matilda Montgomerie" by Major (John) Richardson
The acts of their public men are uniformly impugned.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
In =1662= Parliament decided it by passing the Act of Uniformity.
"A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The acts of their public men are uniformly impugned.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The two latter uniformly acted together, and of course controlled the vote of the State.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
The Act of Uniformity had restored, with some trifling differences clearly and definitely stated, Edward VI.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
Illegal under the Act of Uniformity they seem never to have been.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Michigan has become the latest state to adopt elements of the Uniform Power Of Attorney Act.
The Uniform Mediation Act was adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and recommended for enactment by states in August of 2001.
Established by an act of Congress in 1939, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the US Coast Guard.
A rare act of selfless generosity that was captured in a single cell phone photo has had a young New York City police officer hailed as a hero, and now the guardian angel in uniform is speaking out about the heart-warming move.
It doesn't take long for someone perusing the State of Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act to realize that the so-called "Information Age" hasn't yet reached our shores.
In conjunction with its subsidiary Alltex Uniform Rental Service of Manchester, N.H. Has agreed to settle claims by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it violated the Clean Air Act, the agency reports.
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In science:

We derive uniform bounds for the kernels of the semigroups of a random family of Schr¨odinger operators acting on a manifold and including singular nonnegative potentials.
Integrated density of states for random metrics on manifolds
Indeed, if we let G act trivially on A, then this result would give a uniform way of classifying ideals and subalgebras.
Group Actions on Central Simple Algebras
Notice that the CMB acts as a uniform backlight to al l of the hot gas in the universe, including the cooler, less-dense gas with temperature 8–800 eV which is predicted from simulations of large scale structure formation to exist as a filamentary structure between clusters .
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
Furthermore, the methods go beyond the word level of analysis into the sub-word (character n-gram) level, which offers further flexibility and independence from language and acts as a uniform representation for sentences, senses, documents and document sets.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Stress, both pressure and shear, will be understood here as an external influence (force per unit area) on the boundary of a finite sample of the material, with pressure acting on the volume and shear on the shape; its extension to a uniform stress field inside the material is an important issue to be addressed.
Rigidity in Solids
An infra-homogeneous space is a quotient of G by a group π ⊂ Aff (G), acting properly discontinuously and freely, such that Γ = π ∩ G is a uniform lattice of G and Γ has a finite index in π .
Seifert Manifolds
This latter fact, using standard techniques in transformation group theory, uniformization and topology of 2-manifolds, is not very difficult to prove. (Certainly, if Q acts simplicially, the arguments are not hard).
Seifert Manifolds
Let Γ a uniform lattice in G and consider the flat, homogeneous, holomorphic vector bundle E on M = Γ\G constructed by taking the quotient of E × G by Γ acting on the left.
Lie-algebra Dolbeault cohomology and small deformations of nilmanifolds
Actually, accumulated errors are not uniform; these errors depend on the number of single logic gates used for determining given elements, so that larger errors appear when single logic gates act on all the particles.
Optimal quantum state reconstruction for cold trapped ions
Definition 2.1 Let (M, d) be a metric space, C a set of points in M. A set C is said a geometrically uniform code if S acts transitively in C, that is, if for any two points p and q in C, the exists an isometry ( i.e. a map which preserves distance) ϕ in S such that ϕ (p) = q .
An Upper Bound for Signal Transmission Error Probability in Hyperbolic Spaces
In fact, by the uniformization theorem, the group of C m+1,α diffeomorphisms of S 2 acts transitively on the space Cm,α, with stabilizer the conformal group Conf (S 2 ) of (S 2, [γ ]).
Conformal immersions of prescribed mean curvature in R^3
Let G be a second countable, amenable group and assume that G acts weakly measurably on a Banach space ˜S = Z as a family of linear, uniformly bounded operators {Tg }g∈G as in Definition 4.1.
Almost-additive ergodic theorems for amenable groups
As before, an amenable group acts weakly measurably on Z via a family of linear, uniformly bounded operators {Tg }g∈G .
Almost-additive ergodic theorems for amenable groups
For each g ∈ G, we are given a mapping Tg : Lp (Ω, Y ) → Lp (Ω, Y ) such that the collection {Tg } acts weakly measurably on Z as a family of uniformly bounded, linear operators (cf.
Almost-additive ergodic theorems for amenable groups
Further, let {Tg }g∈G be a family of uniformly bounded operators acting weakly measurably on Lp (Ω, Y ), (1 ≤ p < ∞), where Y is some reflexive Banach space and the Inequality (6.1) holds for some constant κ ≥ 1 and some measurable group homomorphism ϕ.
Almost-additive ergodic theorems for amenable groups
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