Word of the Day – Ecumenical

By August 19, 2019Word of the Day

Ecumenical (adj)


Representing a number of different Christian Churches.

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘belonging to the universal Church’): via late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos from oikoumenē ‘the (inhabited) earth’.

Example sentences

“he was part of the ecumenical committee.”

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