noun Date: 1948 ecumenical principles and practices especially as shown among religious groups (as Christian denominations) • ecumenist noun

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  • Ecumenism — • Includes the Catholic Church together with the many other religious communions which have either directly or indirectly, separated from it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ecumenism — 1948, from ecumen (see ECUMENICAL (Cf. ecumenical)) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ecumenism — [ek΄yo͞o mə nis′ə tē, ek′yəmə nis′ə tēek′yo͞o mə niz΄əm, ek′yəmə niz΄əm; ] often [ e kyo͞o′mə niz΄əm, ikyo͞o′mə niz΄əm] n. 1. the ecumenical movement among Christian churches 2. the principles or practice of promoting cooperation or better… …   English World dictionary

  • Ecumenism — Part of a series on Christianity   …   Wikipedia

  • ecumenism — ecumenist, n. /ek yoo meuh niz euhm, i kyooh / or, esp. Brit., /ee kyoo /, n. ecumenical doctrines and practices, esp. as manifested in the ecumenical movement. [1965 70; ECUMEN(IC) + ISM] * * * Movement toward unity or cooperation among the… …   Universalium

  • ecumenism — [[t]ɪkju͟ːme̱nɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ecumenism is the belief that the different Christian Churches should be as united as possible, and can also be used to refer to actions based on this belief. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • ecumenism — noun Ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement …   Wiktionary

  • ecumenism — Synonyms and related words: Anschluss, addition, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alliance, amalgamation, assimilation, association, bipartisanship, blend, blending, breadth, broad gauge, broad mindedness, broadness, cabal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ecumenism — n. desire for unity between Christian denominations (Protestant movement) …   English contemporary dictionary

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