ecumenics

[ ek-yoo-men-iks or, especially British, ee-kyoo- ]
/ ˌɛk yʊˈmɛn ɪks or, especially British, ˌi kyʊ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of the Christian church in its aspect as a worldwide Christian community.

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Origin of ecumenics

First recorded in 1935–40; see origin at ecumenical, -ics
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