denominational

[ dih-nom-uh-ney-shuh-nl ]
/ dɪˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

of or relating to a denomination or denominations.
founded, sponsored, or controlled by a particular religious denomination or sect: denominational schools.
limited, conditioned, originating in, or influenced by the beliefs, attitudes, or interests of a religious sect, political party, etc.: denominational prejudice.

Nearby words

  1. denom.,
  2. denominal,
  3. denominate,
  4. denominate number,
  5. denomination,
  6. denominationalism,
  7. denominative,
  8. denominator,
  9. denotate,
  10. denotation

Origin of denominational

First recorded in 1830–40; denomination + -al1

Related formsde·nom·i·na·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·de·nom·i·na·tion·al, adjectivenon·de·nom·i·na·tion·al·ly, adverbtrans·de·nom·i·na·tion·al, adjective

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Word Origin and History for denominational

denominational

adj.

1838; see denomination + -al (1).

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