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denominational

[dih-nom-uh-ney-shuh-nl] /dɪˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a denomination or denominations.
2.
founded, sponsored, or controlled by a particular religious denomination or sect:
denominational schools.
3.
limited, conditioned, originating in, or influenced by the beliefs, attitudes, or interests of a religious sect, political party, etc.:
denominational prejudice.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; denomination + -al1
Related forms
denominationally, adverb
nondenominational, adjective
nondenominationally, adverb
transdenominational, adjective
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Examples from the web for nondenominational
  • Plans, conducts and arranges for nondenominational worship services.
  • Other missionaries are nondenominational or affiliated with independent churches.
  • Other missionaries were nondenominational or affiliated with independent churches.
British Dictionary definitions for nondenominational

nondenominational

/ˌnɒndɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
not of or related to any religious denomination
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Word Origin and History for nondenominational

denominational

adj.

1838; see denomination + -al (1).

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