Ecumenical Bishop
Ecumenic Ec`u*men"ic, Ecumenical Ec`u*men"ic*al, a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See {Economy}.] General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also {[oe]cumenical}.] [1913 Webster]

{Ecumenical Bishop}, a title assumed by the popes.

{Ecumenical council}. See under {Council}. [1913 Webster]


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