ecumenic oecumenic ecumenical oecumenical
nonsectarian onsectarian adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party; as, religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere; public funding is restricted to nonsectarian colleges. Opposite of {sectarian}. [Narrower terms: {ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical}; {interchurch, interdenominational}; {nondenominational}; {undenominational, unsectarian ] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • oecumenical — adjective 1. of worldwide scope or applicability an issue of cosmopolitan import the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time Christopher Morley universal experience • Syn: ↑cosmopolitan, ↑ecumenical, ↑general, ↑universal, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecumenic — adjective concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions ecumenical thinking ecumenical activities the ecumenical movement • Syn: ↑oecumenic, ↑ecumenical, ↑oecumenical • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oecumenic — adjective concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions ecumenical thinking ecumenical activities the ecumenical movement • Syn: ↑ecumenic, ↑ecumenical, ↑oecumenical • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecumenic — a.; (also ecumenical) [Written also Oecumenic and Oecumenical.] General (applied especially to councils of the Church), universal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ecumenical — ecumenically, adv. /ek yoo men i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /ee kyoo /, adj. 1. general; universal. 2. pertaining to the whole Christian church. 3. promoting or fostering Christian unity throughout the world. 4. of or pertaining to a movement… …   Universalium

  • interchurch interdenominational — nonsectarian onsectarian adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party; as, religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere; public funding is restricted to nonsectarian colleges. Opposite of {sectarian}. [Narrower terms: {ecumenic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nondenominational — nonsectarian onsectarian adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party; as, religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere; public funding is restricted to nonsectarian colleges. Opposite of {sectarian}. [Narrower terms: {ecumenic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonsectarian — onsectarian adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party; as, religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere; public funding is restricted to nonsectarian colleges. Opposite of {sectarian}. [Narrower terms: {ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undenominational unsectarian — nonsectarian onsectarian adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party; as, religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere; public funding is restricted to nonsectarian colleges. Opposite of {sectarian}. [Narrower terms: {ecumenic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonsectarian — adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere nonsectarian colleges a wide and unsectarian interest in religion Bertrand Russell • Syn: ↑unsectarian • Ant: ↑sectarian …   Useful english dictionary

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