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nonsectarian

[non-sek-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌnɒn sɛkˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination.
Origin of nonsectarian
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; non- + sectarian
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Examples from the Web for nonsectarian
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  • He pleaded for nonsectarian schools, and was, therefore, called by many atheistic.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • From the start the organization has been nonsectarian and open to all races and nationalities.

    Educational Work of the Girl Scouts Louise Stevens Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for nonsectarian

nonsectarian

/ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
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