nondenominational

adjective
non·de·nom·i·na·tion·al | \ˌnän-di-ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shnəl, -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 \ noun

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The celebration included elements from Hindu and Christian ceremonies, woven together by Susan Harte of Journeys of the Heart, a group of nondenominational officiants. Philly.com, "Philadelphia weddings: Samy Jana and Chris Nieves," 8 June 2018 The cemetery, which is nondenominational, had its first burial in 1849, said Rauhauser. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Amid weeds and toppled tombstones, historic Montgomery County cemetery struggles to rebuild," 11 June 2018 The cemetery is nondenominational, and there did not appear to be a pattern to which gravestones were defaced, Brunette said. Washington Post, "Subtropical storm threatens Gulf Coast," 29 May 2018 More than 26,000 people are buried at the cemetery, which is nondenominational. Matt Stevens, New York Times, "A Cemetery Scrambles to Scrub Off More Than 200 Swastikas by Memorial Day," 27 May 2018 Into the spiritual vacuum created by their departures have come congregations, largely nondenominational, that attract different kinds of flocks comfortable with unorthodox venues. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave," 6 July 2018 The nondenominational, unaffiliated part of American Christianity is growing larger, and the statements of institutional leaders no longer reflect the whole of the church. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border," 18 June 2018 Williamson, a one-time Grosse Pointe Farms resident and former head of the nondenominational Church of Today, is the author of a dozen books, including the best-selling A Return to Love. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Marianne Williamson bringing her 'Love America' tour to Detroit," 15 May 2018 About three dozen people, the majority of them young couples, stood in the rain and sheltered memorial candles for the nondenominational memorial service. Plain Dealer Staff, cleveland.com, "Families mourn at service for lost eggs and embryos (photos)," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of nondenominational

1858, in the meaning defined above

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