noun Date: 1840 the quality or state of being drawn close to others especially through Christian ecumenism

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  • ecumenicity — /ek yoo meuh nis i tee, me / or, esp. Brit., /ee kyoo /, n. (in the Christian church) the state of being ecumenically united, esp. in furthering the aims of the ecumenical movement. [1830 40; ECUMENIC + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • ecumenicity — n. goal of the Protestant movement which promotes unity between Christian denominations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecumenicity — ec·u·me·nic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • ecumenicity — ec•u•me•nic•i•ty [[t]ˌɛk yʊ məˈnɪs ɪ ti, mɛ [/t]] or, esp. Brit., [[t]ˈi kyʊ [/t]] n. rel cv the state of being ecumenically united • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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