sobornost

noun
so·​bor·​nost | \ -rˌnȯst \
plural -s

Definition of sobornost

: spiritual harmony based on freedom and unity in love : ecumenicity specifically : the principle of spiritual unity and religious community based on free commitment to a tradition of catholicity interpreted through ecumenical councils of the Eastern Orthodox Church — compare conciliarity

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History and Etymology for sobornost

Russian, literally, conciliarity, from sobornyĭ conciliar, from sobor council

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“Sobornost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sobornost. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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