Definitions for ecumenicalˈɛk yʊˈmɛn ɪ kəl; esp. Brit. ˈi kyʊ-
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ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical(adj)
concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
"ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement"
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide(adj)
of worldwide scope or applicability
"an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
Pertaining to the universal Church, representing the entire Christian world; interdenominational; sometimes by extension, interreligious.
General, universal, worldwide.
general; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council
Origin: [L. oecumenicus, Gr. (sc. ) the inhabited world, fr. to inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See Economy.]
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The changes in 1989 were not advantageous for ecumenical relations, The Eastern Catholic churches banned by Stalin re-emerged, especially in Ukraine and Romania, and from the Orthodox came the old accusation about Uniate churches and proselytism.
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- ecumènicCatalan, Valencian
- ekumenický, univerzálníCzech
- ekumeeninen, universaaliFinnish
- uil-eaglaiseil, uile-choitcheannScottish Gaelic
- økumeniskNorwegian Nynorsk
- экуменический, вселенскийRussian
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