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ecumenical

[ek-yoo-men-i-kuhl or, esp. British, ee-kyoo-]
adjective
1.
general; universal.
2.
pertaining to the whole Christian church.
3.
promoting or fostering Christian unity throughout the world.
4.
of or pertaining to a movement (ecumenical movement) especially among Protestant groups since the 1800s, aimed at achieving universal Christian unity and church union through international interdenominational organizations that cooperate on matters of mutual concern.
5.
interreligious or interdenominational: an ecumenical marriage.
6.
including or containing a mixture of diverse elements or styles; mixed: an ecumenical meal of German, Italian, and Chinese dishes.
Also, ecumenic, oecumenical, oecumenic.


Origin:
1835–45; < Late Latin oecumenicus belonging to the whole inhabited world (< Greek oikoumenikós, equivalent to oikoumen- (stem of passive present participle of oikeîn to inhabit) + -ikos -ic) + -al1

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ecumenical, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic (ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəl, ˌɛk-, ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəl, ˌɛk-)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Christian Church throughout the world, esp with regard to its unity
2.  a.  tending to promote unity among Churches
 b.  of or relating to the international movement initiated among non-Catholic Churches in 1910 aimed at Christian unity: embodied, since 1937, in the World Council of Churches
3.  rare universal; general; worldwide
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikein to inhabit, from oikos house]
 
oecumenical, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic
 
adj
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikein to inhabit, from oikos house]
 
ecumenic, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic
 
adj
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikein to inhabit, from oikos house]
 
oecumenic, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic
 
adj
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikein to inhabit, from oikos house]
 
ecu'menically, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic
 
adv
 
oecu'menically, oecumenical, ecumenic or oecumenic
 
adv

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ecumenical
c.1570, formed in Eng. as an ecclesiastical word, as if from L. oecumenicus "general, universal," from Gk. oikoumenikos, from he oikoumene ge "the inhabited world (as known to the ancient Greeks); the Greeks and their neighbors considered as developed human society," from oikoumenos, pr. passive participle
of oikein "inhabit," from oikos "house, habitation" (see villa).
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