ecumenicism

ecumenicism
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, ↑ecumenicalism
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 ̷ ̷nəˌsizəm\ noun (-s)

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/ek'yoo men"euh siz'euhm/ or, esp. Brit., /ee'kyoo-/, n.
[1960-65; ECUMENIC(AL) + -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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