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

 

ecumenical

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adjective
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’.
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