de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al·​ism di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce denominationalism (audio)
: devotion to denominational principles or interests
: the emphasizing of denominational differences to the point of being narrowly exclusive : sectarianism

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of denominationalism was circa 1855

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“Denominationalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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