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 nondenominational (audio) \ noun

Examples of nondenominational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the school describes itself as nondenominational, Christian scripture is all around. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2021 What once was a nondenominational wedding gradually morphed into an intricate balancing act of honoring my partner’s Pacific Northwest and Protestant roots and my own Sri Lankan/Buddhist heritage. Sandhira Wijayaratne, Scientific American, 28 Aug. 2021 One school not mandating vaccines for students is Gordon College, a nondenominational Christian College in Wenham. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2021 The small, nondenominational Genesis Project couldn’t afford that. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 June 2021 In Philadelphia, Kevin Johnson, the lead pastor at the nondenominational Dare to Imagine Church, incorporated race and politics more often in his ministry. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, 25 May 2021 The summer camp outbreak occurred at the Crossing Camp in Rushville, Ill., which is affiliated with The Crossing, a nondenominational Christian church with locations in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, according to the Chicago Tribune. Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2021 Kentuckians are invited to participate in the worship service — a nondenominational ceremony offering solemn preparation for the day’s events. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 11 Aug. 2021 The summer camp outbreak occurred at the Crossing Camp in Rushville, Ill., which is affiliated with The Crossing, a nondenominational Christian church with locations in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, according to the Chicago Tribune. Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of nondenominational

1858, in the meaning defined above

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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 22 Oct. 2021.

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nondenominational

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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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