interdenominational

adjective

in·​ter·​de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al ˌin-tər-di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce interdenominational (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-denominational
: occurring between or among or common to different religious denominations
an interdenominational prayer group
interdenominational cooperation

Examples of interdenominational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is participation in interdenominational congregations of any faith during incarceration; the second is working with teams of re-entry volunteers following release. WSJ, 3 Dec. 2023 Mic in hand, Mr. Navarrete leads the interdenominational, bilingual service in the afternoon, synced by audio with a service farther north, not far from the border. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 May 2023 The runner filled an opening to become distance coach at LeTourneau University, an interdenominational Christian school in Longview, Texas, that belongs to Division III. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 20 June 2021 Unaffiliated, interdenominational, and multisite churches, such as the international Hillsong franchise or Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, add further complexity to the American evangelical landscape. Charles King, Time, 1 Mar. 2021 The troubles of the decaying steeple and its rotting pediment were well known to the interdenominational congregation of 150 families, affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 25 Mar. 2022 An interdenominational church is a massive catchall. John Branch Tasneem Alsultan, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2022 His own outreach, Our Father’s Grace Ministries, is interdenominational. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 Two simultaneous, interdenominational Easter services will be held that day - one at the top of the mountain and another at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn. Shelia Poole, ajc, 23 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interdenominational was in 1842

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“Interdenominational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interdenominational. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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