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ecumenism

[ek-yoo-muh-niz-uh m, ih-kyoo- or, esp. British, ee-kyoo-] /ˈɛk yʊ məˌnɪz əm, ɪˈkyu- or, esp. British, ˈi kyʊ-/
noun
1.
ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; ecumen(ic) + -ism
Related forms
ecumenist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ecumenist

ecumenism

/ɪˈkjuːməˌnɪzəm; ˈɛkjʊm-/
noun
1.
the aim of unity among all Christian churches throughout the world
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Word Origin and History for ecumenist

ecumenism

n.

1948, from ecumen- (see ecumenical) + -ism.

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ecumenist in Culture
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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