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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ecumenic \Ec`u*men"ic\, Ecumenical \Ec`u*men"ic*al\, a. [L.
oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to
inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See Economy.]
General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which
concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council.
[Written also [oe]cumenical.]
Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes.
Ecumenical council. See under Council.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: concerned with promoting unity among churches or
religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical
activities"; "the ecumenical movement" [syn: ecumenic,
oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical]
2: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of
cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical
comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal
experience" [syn: cosmopolitan, ecumenical,
oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "ecumenical":
all-comprehending, all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing,
all-encompassing, all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive,
all-pervading, allover, broad, broad-gauged, broad-minded,
catholic, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, coefficient,
collaborative, collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive,
combined, commensal, common, communal, communalist, communalistic,
communist, communistic, communitarian, comprehensive, concerted,
concordant, concurrent, concurring, conniving, cooperant,
cooperating, cooperative, cosmic, cosmopolitan, country-wide,
ecumenic, ecumenistic, fellow, galactic, general, global,
harmonious, harmonized, heaven-wide, inclusive, international,
joint, mutual, national, noncompetitive, nondenominational,
noninsular, nonsectarian, planetary, reciprocal, spacious of mind,
symbiotic, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, total, unbigoted,
uncompetitive, unfanatical, unhidebound, universal, unparochial,
unprovincial, wide, wide-minded, world-wide, worldwide
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