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denominationalism

[ dih-nom-uh-ney-shuh-nl-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. denominational or sectarian spirit or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects.


denominationalism

/ dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃənəˌlɪzəm /

noun

  1. adherence to particular principles, esp to the tenets of a religious denomination; sectarianism
  2. the tendency to divide or cause to divide into sects or denominations
  3. division into denominations


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Derived Forms

  • deˌnomiˈnationalist, nounadjective

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Other Words From

  • de·nomi·nation·al·ist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of denominationalism1

First recorded in 1850–55; denominational + -ism

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Example Sentences

The days of the old-time denominationalism are about played out.

But the real religious leader who loves boys will not be balked by the pettiness and inability of denominationalism.

At no time in his life did he plead for a sectarian denominationalism based on creed, or mere doctrinal platform.

Nor did the idea of denominationalism ever enter the minds of the people.

Why should such a one devote his power to mere denominationalism?

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