Definition of ecumenical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌiːkjuːˈmenɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌiːkjuːˈmenɪkl//
; BrE BrE//ˌekjuːˈmenɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekjuːˈmenɪkl//
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involving or uniting members of different branches of the Christian Church an ecumenical committee Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘belonging to the universal Church’): via late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos from oikoumenē ‘the (inhabited) earth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ecumenical