denominationalism

noun
de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al·​ism | \ di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce denominationalism (audio) \

Definition of denominationalism

1 : devotion to denominational principles or interests
2 : the emphasizing of denominational differences to the point of being narrowly exclusive : sectarianism

First Known Use of denominationalism

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Denominationalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denominationalism. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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