Ecumenical meaning

-mĕn'ĭk
(ecclesiastical) Pertaining to the universal Church, representing the entire Christian world; interdenominational; sometimes by extension, interreligious. [from 16th c.]
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The definition of ecumenical is universal, the worldwide Christian church or unity of religions.

An example of ecumenical used as an adjective is the phrase an "ecumenical truth" which means something that everyone believes in.

An example of ecumenical used as an adjective is the phrase "ecumenical bond" which means the bond among all Christian churches.

An example of ecumenical used as an adjective is the phrase "ecumenical peace" which means peace among all religions.

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Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal.
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General, universal, worldwide. [from 17th c.]
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Of or concerning the Christian Church or Christendom as a whole.
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Origin of ecumenical

  • From Late Latin oecūmenicus from Greek oikoumenikos from (hē) oikoumenē (gē) (the) inhabited (world) feminine present passive participle of oikein to inhabit from oikos house weik-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From ecumenic +‎ -al.
    From Wiktionary