nondenominational

adjective

non·​de·​nom·​i·​na·​tion·​al ˌnän-di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shnəl How to pronounce nondenominational (audio)
-shə-nᵊl
: not restricted to a denomination : not denominational
nondenominational churches/prayers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Charles served as the pastor for the nondenominational church Neighbors to Nations in Princeton, Minnesota, at the time of the assaults, but routinely traveled to his Wisconsin cabin with parishioners. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2023 The chapel was furnished by a nondenominational ministry—Transport for Christ, now TFC Global—founded in 1951 to serve an industry that was booming thanks to the highway system. Andrew Kay, WIRED, 17 Jan. 2023 Not sure about regular, nondenominational wishes, though. Carrie Wittmer, Vulture, 25 Dec. 2022 But there’s plenty of festive stimuli to savor: the nondenominational Starbucks cup, the visions of sugar-plum fairies, the Vince Guaraldi. Jason Guriel, The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2022 The nondenominational church meets in the former home of the Houston Rockets. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 20 Oct. 2022 Hartford’s Polish National Home — opened in 1930 as a center for a growing Polish community but whose future turned uncertain in recent years amid declining membership and mounting debts — is being sold to a nondenominational church. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 20 Dec. 2022 Clark, who attends a nondenominational church, said Americans in general have a lot more in common than not. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 7 Dec. 2022 This nondenominational living room designed by Liliane Heart features a repeating snowflake motif and lots of plush materials. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondenominational was in 1858

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“Nondenominational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondenominational. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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