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ecumenics

[ek-yoo-men-iks or, esp. British, ee-kyoo-] /ˌɛk yʊˈmɛn ɪks or, esp. British, ˌi kyʊ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of the Christian church in its aspect as a worldwide Christian community.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; see ecumenical, -ics
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