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Definition of "ecumenical" []

  • Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the worldwide Christian church. (adjective)
  • Concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ecumenical" in a sentence
  • "It is not my use of the term ecumenical - I already admitted that I only used that term out of pure orneryness."
  • "I think most people expect that Mr. Obama will be viewed in ecumenical circles as the most genuine, faithful candidate in the race."
  • "A number of the principles have roots in ecumenical agreements that date back more than 50 years, noted Dr. Kinnamon, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister and professor at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo."