(An). A statement, proposal, doctrine, or supposed
fact, respecting which each individual is allowed to entertain his own
private opinion. In the House of Commons every members may vote as he
likes, regardless of party politics, on an open question. In the
Anglican Church it is an open question whether the Lord's Supper should
be taken fasting (before breakfast), or whether it may be taken at
noon, or in the evening. Indubitably the institution was founded by
Christ “after supper;” but Catholics and the High Ritualistic party
insist on its being taken fasting.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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