Origin of denomination
Related Words for denominationfaith, creed, religion, sect, church, cult, persuasion, group, school, communion, connection, category, body, grade, value, type, class, unit, size, slot
Examples from the Web for denomination
Contemporary Examples of denomination
Reinke lost his pulpit and was drummed out of the conservative Missouri Synod of the Lutheran denomination.The Pastor Who Scandalized His Town
October 8, 2014
Communion practices vary by denomination and even by individual parishes.Can You Catch a Cold at Communion?
December 13, 2013
Dollar bills (of any denomination) represent a claim on the labor, services, and products of Americans.All About the Benjamins: Here’s the Redesigned $100 Bill
October 7, 2013
The empty layers of denomination and doctrine that have little to do with grace.Pope Francis’s Injunction to Get Back to Basics May Help American Christianity
October 6, 2013
Afraid to incite violence and unsure which denomination has the right to the ladder, no one has moved it since.Christian Monks Square Off at One of Jerusalem’s Holiest Sites
July 4, 2013
Historical Examples of denomination
On his return, he married "Lydia Tindall, of the denomination of Puritans."The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
He has long been a valued and honored member of the Baptist denomination.Cleveland Past and Present
The article will not come under the denomination of dry goods.
The term matriarchy is given to denomination after the maternal side.The Sexual Question
In form, he was certainly an Episcopalian, though not a sectary of that denomination.The Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for denomination
late 14c., "a naming, act of giving a name to," from Old French denominacion "nominating, naming," from Latin denominationem (nominative denominatio) "a calling by anything other than the proper name, metonymy," from denominare "to name," from de- "completely" (see de-) + nominare "to name" (see nominate). Meaning "a class" is from mid-15c. Monetary sense is 1650s; meaning "religious sect" is 1716.