• synonyms


[non-sek-tair-ee-uh n]
See more synonyms for nonsectarian on Thesaurus.com
  1. not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination.
Show More

Origin of nonsectarian

First recorded in 1825–35; non- + sectarian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nonsectarian

Historical Examples

  • He pleaded for nonsectarian schools, and was, therefore, called by many atheistic.

    Revolutionary Reader

    Sophie Lee Foster

  • From the start the organization has been nonsectarian and open to all races and nationalities.

British Dictionary definitions for nonsectarian


  1. not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012