mul·​ti·​re·​li·​gious ˌməl-tē-ri-ˈli-jəs How to pronounce multireligious (audio)
: involving, relating to, or made up of people of more than one religion
… It is a multiethnic, multireligious society; a vibrant democracy—indeed the world's largest democracy—thriving in a part of the world that is woefully unaccustomed to such freedoms.The New Republic

Examples of multireligious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cross-generational, multiracial, and multireligious choir is in its eighth year, with Mr. Steele at the helm. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2023 Despite all the happy talk on the left about the benefits of diversity, America’s real strength has been its ability to transcend problems that have crippled other multiethnic, multireligious and multilingual societies. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2022 Many contemporary Americans seem pessimistic about the prospect of building a modern-day Composite Nation — a multiracial, multiethnic and multireligious democracy that reflects the changing demographics of the country. John Blake, CNN, 11 Oct. 2022 The regional administration relies on a network of multiethnic, multireligious councils. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Authorities have pledged to investigate the incident, which comes as Modi and his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party pursue an agenda that emphasizes Hindu primacy in India — a vast, multireligious democracy founded on secular ideals. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 As a multicultural and multireligious country, Azerbaijan has always been home to representatives of all nations and religions, who have coexisted and worked together peacefully for centuries. WSJ, 24 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multireligious was in 1900

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“Multireligious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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