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3 definitions found
 for ecumenical
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.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes.
  
     Ecumenical council. See under Council.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ecumenical
      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-
         wide]

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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