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Test Act

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Definition of Test Act in English:

noun

1(In the UK) an act in force between 1673 and 1828 that made an oath of allegiance to the Church of England and the supremacy of the monarch as its head and repudiation of the doctrine of transubstantiation a condition of eligibility for public office.
2(In the UK) an act of 1871 relaxing restrictions on university entrance for candidates who were not members of the Church of England.

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