ecumenicalism

ecumenicalism
n. (also ecumenism) the principle or aim of the unity of Christians worldwide.

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noun
(Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Syn: ↑ecumenism, ↑ecumenicism
Derivationally related forms: ↑ecumenic (for: ↑ecumenism), ↑ecumenical (for: ↑ecumenism)
Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Christian religion
Hypernyms: ↑religious doctrine, ↑church doctrine, ↑gospel, ↑creed

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷kəˌlizəm\ noun (-s)
: the principles and practices of ecumenical Christianity; especially : those underlying the ecumenical movement

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/ek'yoo men"i keuh liz'euhm/ or, esp. Brit., /ee'kyoo-/, n.
the doctrines and practices of the ecumenical movement.
[1945-50; ECUMENICAL + -ISM]

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ecumenˈicalism, ecumenˈicism /-is-izm/ or ecumenˈism (or /i-kūˈmə-nizm/) noun
The doctrines and practice of the Christian ecumenical movement (also figurative)
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Main Entry:ecumenic

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