nondenominational

adjective
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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Other Words from nondenominational

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

Examples of nondenominational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Country Day, a nondenominational, co-ed college preparatory school, served about 760 students in PreK through 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year, the latest for which data is available, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Metairie Park Country Day announces veteran educator Rob Hereford to become new head of school," 7 Oct. 2020 Association members, who are from different Christian churches, worship together in nondenominational services at the campgrounds and also at their separate churches, Holmes said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Windham religious community mourns loss of helpful member, neighbor and friend who died in fire," 19 Sep. 2020 The content on the church's Facebook page wasn't available Wednesday; the church's Twitter account stated the account doesn't exist; and the church's Instagram account is private, but states the church is nondenominational. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Pastor at Macomb Township church under fire for offensive email to journalist," 16 Sep. 2020 Cornerstone Christian Schools is connected with Cornerstone Church, a nondenominational, evangelical church on the North Side with more than 22,000 worshipers. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "Schools no longer required to post coronavirus case counts online," 10 Sep. 2020 Jon Thorngate is the pastor at LifeBridge, a nondenominational church of about 300 in a Milwaukee suburb. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Katelyn Beaty: QAnon is the alternative religion that’s coming to your church," 25 Aug. 2020 There's no Baptist pope, and many evangelicals are in nondenominational congregations whose governance is entirely self-contained. Bonnie Kristian, TheWeek, "Jerry Falwell Jr. reveals evangelicalism's authority problem," 25 Aug. 2020 Rank is still ironing out the details around Yesod, which will be nondenominational and run from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. Josefin Dolsten, sun-sentinel.com, "Rabbi, a father, creates online Jewish day school," 4 Aug. 2020 His father, Pastor Darryl Carter, works full time at the nondenominational Joint-Heirs Kingdom Ministries. USA Today, "These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of nondenominational

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondenominational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondenominational. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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nondenominational

adjective
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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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