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3 definitions found
 for oecumenical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  oecumenical \oec`u*men"ic*al\, a.
     See Ecumenical.
     [1913 Webster]

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) :

  oecumenical
      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]

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