ecumenicalism
noun Date: 1888 ecumenism

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  • ecumenicalism — /ek yoo men i keuh liz euhm/ or, esp. Brit., /ee kyoo /, n. the doctrines and practices of the ecumenical movement. Also, ecumenicism. [1945 50; ECUMENICAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecumenicalism — noun The belief that there should be better understanding and closer co operation between different denominations in the Christian Church …   Wiktionary

  • ecumenicalism — n. principles of the ecumenical movement (Protestant movement promoting unity between Christian denominations) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecumenicalism — ec·u·men·i·cal·ism …   English syllables

  • ecumenicalism — ec•u•men•i•cal•ism [[t]ˌɛk yʊˈmɛn ɪ kəˌlɪz əm[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˌi kyʊ [/t]] n. rel ecumenism • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • ecumenicalism — /ikjəˈmɛnəkəlɪzəm/ (say eekyuh menuhkuhlizuhm), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun → ecumenism. –ecumenist, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • ecumenicalism — n. (also ecumenism) the principle or aim of the unity of Christians worldwide. * * * noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecumenicism — noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity • Syn: ↑ecumenism, ↑ecumenicalism • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scottish Conservative Party — Scottish Tories redirects here; for the pre 1965 Tory political parties, see Unionist Party (Scotland) and Tory (British political party). Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Pàrtaidh Tòraidheachd na h Alba Scots Conservative an Unionist… …   Wikipedia

  • oec|u|men|i|cal|ism — «EHK yu MEHN uh kuh LIHZ uhm», noun. = ecumenicalism. (Cf. ↑ecumenicalism) …   Useful english dictionary

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