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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for denominational



1838; see denomination + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper