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Thorough Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    thorough adj
  1. painstakingly careful and accurate; "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"
  2. very thorough; exhaustively complete; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research" [syn: exhaustive, thoroughgoing]
Thorough Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Thorough \Thor"ough\, prep. [See Through.] Through. [Obs.] --Spenser. Shak.
Thorough Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Thorough \Thor"ough\, a.
  1. Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house. [Obs.]
  2. Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet.
Thorough Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Thorough \Thor"ough\, adv.
  1. Thoroughly. [Obs. or Colloq.] --Chaucer.
  2. Through. [Obs.] --Shak.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Thorough'

In 17th century England, Thorough was a name given by Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford to a scheme of his to establish absolute monarchy in England. Although "Thorough" is largely attributed to Strafford, its implementation can also be accredited to the Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud.

Laud exploited his secular and religious roles to implement the policy of thorough in England. Laud used his authority as Archbishop of Canterbury to appoint only Arminian clergymen as Bishops, this in turn meant that most of the vicars that they appointed would also be Arminian. Arminianism is a sect of Protestant Christianity which believes in the "Divine Right of Kings" and the (Catholic reminiscent) "Beauty of Holiness". Laud hoped that his new, Arminian Church of England would make the English conform into believing in the 'Divine Right' and supporting Charles I's personal rule and setting up of a parliament-independent monarchy.

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* A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. - Theodore Roosevelt

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