adverb see ecumenical

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  • ecumenically — ecumenical ► ADJECTIVE 1) representing a number of different Christian Churches. 2) promoting or relating to unity among the world s Christian Churches. DERIVATIVES ecumenically adverb. ORIGIN Greek oikoumenikos, from oikoumen the inhabited earth …   English terms dictionary

  • ecumenically — See ecumenicalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • ecumenically — adverb a) in an ecumenical manner b) regarding ecumenism …   Wiktionary

  • ecumenically — adv. in an ecumenical manner, according to the principles of the ecumenical movement (Protestant movement promoting unity between Christian denominations) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecumenically — ec·u·men·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • ecumenically — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷nə̇k(ə)lē, nēk , li adverb : in an ecumenical manner : in a manner that demonstrates ecumenical principles …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • People of Praise — is a Christian ecumenical charismatic covenant community. It presently consists of 21 branches in the United States of America, Canada, and the Caribbean, with a total of approximately 3,000 [ as early as 1987, People of Praise consisted of some… …   Wikipedia

  • religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …   Universalium

  • ecumenical — adjective Etymology: Late Latin oecumenicus, from Late Greek oikoumenikos, from Greek oikoumenē the inhabited world, from feminine of oikoumenos, present passive participle of oikein to inhabit, from oikos house more at vicinity Date: circa 1587 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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