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ecumenism

[ ek-yoo-muh-niz-uhm, ih-kyoo- or, especially British, ee-kyoo- ]
/ ˈɛk yʊ məˌnɪz əm, ɪˈkyu- or, especially British, ˈi kyʊ- /
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noun

ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement.

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Origin of ecumenism

First recorded in 1965–70; ecumen(ic) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM ecumenism

ec·u·me·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ecumenism

ecumenism

ecumenicism (ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪˌsɪzəm, ˌɛk-) or ecumenicalism

/ (ɪˈkjuːməˌnɪzəm, ˈɛkjʊm-) /

noun

the aim of unity among all Christian churches throughout the world
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Cultural definitions for ecumenism

ecumenism
[ (ek-yoo-muh-niz-uhm, i-kyooh-muh-nizuhm) ]

A movement promoting cooperation and better understanding among different religious groups or denominations.

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