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denominationalism

[ dih-nom-uh-ney-shuh-nl-iz-uhm ]
/ dɪˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm /
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noun
denominational or sectarian spirit or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects.
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Origin of denominationalism

First recorded in 1850–55; denominational + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM denominationalism

de·nom·i·na·tion·al·ist, noun
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How to use denominationalism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for denominationalism

denominationalism
/ (dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃənəˌlɪzəm) /

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

Derived forms of denominationalism

denominationalist, noun, adjective
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