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ecumenical

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adjective ec·u·men·i·cal \ˌe-kyə-ˈme-ni-kəl, -kyü-\

Simple Definition of ecumenical

  • : involving people from different kinds of Christian churches

Full Definition of ecumenical

  1. 1 :  worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches b :  promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation

ec·u·men·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ecumenical

Late Latin oecumenicus, from Late Greek oikoumenikos, from Greek oikoumenē the inhabited world, from feminine of oikoumenos, present passive participle of oikein to inhabit, from oikos house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: circa 1587



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