non·​de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shnəl How to pronounce nondenominational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of nondenominational

: not restricted to a denomination : not denominational nondenominational churches/prayers

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nondenominationalism \ ˌnän-​di-​ˌnä-​mə-​ˈnā-​shə-​nə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce nondenominationalism (audio) \ noun

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The ministry operates nondenominational churches and group homes in the United States and Mexico. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless," 10 Sep. 2019 The ministry operates nondenominational churches and group homes in the United States and Mexico. Amanda Watts, CNN, "California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says," 10 Sep. 2019 The population of homeless people in Arbutus has long been a contentious community issue in the area, with many residents blaming Matt’s House, a nondenominational Christian church that runs a resource center, for exacerbating the problem. Cody Boteler,, "No solutions come out of contentious Arbutus meeting on homelessness," 23 Aug. 2019 The development had a nondenominational church, the Towne Theater, a barbershop, grocery store and variety store. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Tyndall Towne provided emergency housing for GIs returning from WWII," 26 July 2019 Fortunately, the couple had a support network through the Concord Church, a nondenominational Christian church, in Dallas. New York Times, "Dallas Church Offers Free Weddings to Couples Living Together, on One Condition," 11 July 2019 Within the last month, the nondenominational church at 5401 Shadow Bend Place has suffered an approximately $500 loss when a vehicle apparently tried ramming into the side exit, church director Michelle Black said. Jose R. Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle, "Impact Church of The Woodlands members are concerned about rise of vandalism on property," 14 June 2019 Revolution Annapolis, a nondenominational Maryland church with Sunday attendance of around 200 and without a permanent building, wiped out $1.9 million in debt for 900 families in March. Kaiser Health News,, "Churches take lead in helping poor with medical debt," 9 June 2019 At first, Siale attended a nondenominational church. Dallas News, "'Texas in my heart': Aging Tongans still call Euless home," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of nondenominational

1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nondenominational

: made for or used by people who belong to different religious groups : not restricted to a single denomination

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