Act of Uniformity

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(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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The familiar liturgies of worship, once governed in England by parliamentary Acts of Uniformity, are now enacted in scores of different ways by congregations that may or may not understand how they are expressing their membership in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The various Acts of Uniformity which governed liturgical conduct required the regular and exclusive use of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) by all subjects of the realm -- an enforcement apparatus that not even the English Bible enjoyed (though it was of course regularly used in Prayerbook worship).