nonsectarian

[ non-sek-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌnɒn sɛkˈtɛər i ən /
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adjective

not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination.

Nearby words

  1. nonrhotic,
  2. nonrigid,
  3. nonscheduled,
  4. nonscientific,
  5. nonsecretor,
  6. nonselective,
  7. nonself,
  8. nonself-antigen,
  9. nonsense,
  10. nonsense correlation

Origin of nonsectarian

First recorded in 1825–35; non- + sectarian

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British Dictionary definitions for non-sectarian

nonsectarian

/ (ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən) /

adjective

not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
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Word Origin and History for non-sectarian

non-sectarian

adj.

also nonsectarian, 1831, from non- + sectarian.

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