- not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination.
Origin of nonsectarian
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Examples from the Web for non-sectarian
When he tried to be non-sectarian, he lost his sectarian allies.
When he tacked back towards sectarianism, he lost his non-sectarian allies.
It is not the Catholics only that have joined this movement; it is non-sectarian.Just Irish
Charles Battell Loomis
A notable part of the speech was a defence of free, non-sectarian education.George Brown
I meant to say "non-sectarian," but in my surprise and horror I regret to say that I said, "vegetarian."Bab: A Sub-Deb
Mary Roberts Rinehart
This home is non-sectarian in its management and in its work.Commercialized Prostitution in New York City
George Jackson Kneeland
Non-sectarian in spirit and thoroughly comprehensive in scope.Bahaism and Its Claims
Samuel Graham Wilson
- not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
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Word Origin and History for non-sectarian
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