ecumenicalism

noun

ec·​u·​men·​i·​cal·​ism ˌe-kyə-ˈme-ni-kə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce ecumenicalism (audio)
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Examples of ecumenicalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At first, an early ecumenicalism and pull-together civic spirit for an emerging L.A. helped to welcome Jews in the city’s life. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2022 In 1995, this ecumenicalism brought him in conflict with the puritanical Hindutva movement and ultimately drove him into self-exile—issues that are thoroughly discussed in the catalog of the exhibition. Michael Fitzgerald, WSJ, 20 Sep. 2018 In a sense Mr. Amram is the perfect avatar of the club’s offbeat ecumenicalism. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ecumenicalism was in 1888

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“Ecumenicalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecumenicalism. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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