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Meaning of "oecumenical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OECUMENICAL

oecumenical  [ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OECUMENICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oecumenical is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OECUMENICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oecumenical

Ecumenism

Ecumenism is an interdenominational initiative aimed at greater Christian unity or cooperation. The term is used predominantly by and with reference to Christian denominations and Christian Churches separated by doctrine, history, and practice. Within this particular context, ecumenism is the idea of a Christian unity in the literal meaning: that there should be a single Church. Ecumenism is separate and distinct from Nondenominational Christianity. The word contrasts with interfaith dialogue or interfaith pluralism aimed at unity or cooperation among diverse religions and referring to a worldwide "religious unity" by the advocacy of a greater sense of shared spirituality. The word is derived from Greek οἰκουμένη, which means "the whole inhabited world", and was historically used with specific reference to the Roman Empire. The ecumenical vision comprises both the search for the visible unity of the Church and the "whole inhabited earth" as the concern of all Christians.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OECUMENICAL


arsenical
ɑːˈsɛnɪkəl
biomechanical
ˌbaɪəʊmɪˈkænɪkəl
botanical
ˌbəˈtænɪkəl
canonical
kəˈnɒnɪkəl
chronicle
ˈkrɒnɪkəl
clinical
ˈklɪnɪkəl
conical
ˈkɒnɪkəl
cynical
ˈsɪnɪkəl
dominical
dəˈmɪnɪkəl
ecumenical
ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəl
electromechanical
ɪˌlɛktrəʊmɪˈkænɪkəl
electrotechnical
ɪˌlektrəʊˈteknɪkəl
galenical
ɡeɪˈlɛnɪkəl
geotechnical
ˌdʒiːəʊˈtɛknɪkəl
mechanical
mɪˈkænɪkəl
nickel
ˈnɪkəl
preclinical
priːˈklɪnɪkəl
Saracenical
ˌsærəˈsɛnɪkəl
technical
ˈtɛknɪkəl
Xenical
ˈzɛnɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OECUMENICAL

oecist
oecological
oecologically
oecologist
oecology
OECS
oecumenic
oecumenically
OED
oedema
oedemata
oedematose
oedematous
oedipal
oedipally
oedipean
Oedipus
Oedipus complex
oedometer

WORDS THAT END LIKE OECUMENICAL

biotechnical
Brahmanical
chemical
chronical
demonical
ethnobotanical
finical
hydromechanical
ironical
Jacobinical
nonclinical
nontechnical
photomechanical
polytechnical
puritanical
pyrotechnical
rabbinical
subclinical
tyrannical
unmechanical
zootechnical

Synonyms and antonyms of oecumenical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OECUMENICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oecumenical» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oecumenical

Translation of «oecumenical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OECUMENICAL

Find out the translation of oecumenical to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oecumenical from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oecumenical» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oecumenical
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ecuménico
570 millions of speakers

English

oecumenical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संसार भर का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المسكوني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вселенский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ecumênico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oecumenical
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

œcuménique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oecumenical
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ökumenisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oecumenical
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oecumenical
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oecumenical
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oecumenical
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oecumenical
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Oecumenical
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kiliselerin evrenselleşmesi ile ilgili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ecumenico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powszechny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вселенський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecumenic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οικουμενικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oecumenisch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ekumeniska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oecumenical
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oecumenical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OECUMENICAL»

The term «oecumenical» is normally little used and occupies the 123.813 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OECUMENICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oecumenical

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OECUMENICAL»

Discover the use of oecumenical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oecumenical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oecumenical Documents of the Faith: The Creed of Nicaea, ...
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
T. Herbert (Thomas Herbert) Bindley, Frederick Wastie Green, 2012
2
The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches
They were answered*, " It was doubtful whether and when this oecumenical council could be assembled ; mean while, the national one, called together by the states, would be like to one oecumenical and general, forasmuch as it would be ...
Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, 1829
3
Brethren in Adversity: Bishop George Bell, the Church of ...
Breit pointed out that there were big psychological difficulties: the Oecumenical Movement was distrusted by the State, it seemed something anonymous, dangerous, intangible - a sort of unknown force not very friendly to Germany. So Dibelius ...
George Kennedy Allen Bell, Andrew Chandler, 1997
4
Proceedings of the Oecumenical Methodist Conference, Held in ...
The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com).
Ecumenical Methodist Conference, 2010
5
The Definitions of Faith, and Canons of Discipline of the ...
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Catholic Church, 2010
6
The Photian schism: history and legend
We are also in possession of two other official documents proving that the Byzantine Church of the eleventh century did not number the Photian Council among the great oecumenical councils. The first is the letter written by the Russian ...
Francis Dvornik
7
The Creeds of Christendom
18), and teaches the infallibility of the body and the superiority of an oecumenical Council over the Pope. Conceding once the infallibility of the collective Episcopate, we must admit, as a consequence, the infallibility of the Primacy, which ...
Philip Schaff, 2007
8
A reply to the Rev. G.S. Faber's supplement to his ...
assembled from every see in the world, I grant that an oecumenical Council never did, and never will exist. Or if he means that a Council is not oecumenical, because not received by prelates who for holding doctrines opposed to the ...
Frederick Charles Husenbeth, 1829
9
The Orthodox Eastern Church
Lastly, Emperors have summoned and declared as oecumenical such heretical synods as the Iconoclast one ordered by Constantine V in 753 at Hieria. The theory that would find most favour with other Christians would doubtless be that it is ...
Adrian Fortescue, 2001
10
Of the Incurable Scepticism of the Church of Rome
prevailed indeed in number and reason, and so may be called lawful, bat cannot be Oecumenical. The Council of Chaice- don is acknowledged by all, yet as to the 13th Session (in which notwithstanding all the Canons of the Synod were ...
Jean La Placette, Thomas Tenison, 1588

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OECUMENICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oecumenical is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Pope's great Evangelical gamble
I admit, the Sovereign Pontiff does play even his oecumenical cards ... like faux-oecumenical Catholics that even a group prayer-hug would be ... «Catholic Herald Online, Jul 15»
2
People pack the pews during a Mass of thanksgiving for the …
... so diminishes it as to make it a mere pedestrian pathway to oecumenical earthly jolliness .. not salvation, outside of which Name there is no ... «Catholic Herald Online, Jan 15»
3
The Novus Ordo (despite EPII) is an orthodox and valid Mass: but …
... and conclusions of the Second Oecumenical Council of the Vatican. ... One person thinking that a validly convoked Oecumenical Council is ... «Catholic Herald Online, Aug 14»
4
Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/05/14
... and Pius XII (its foundation, cementing witness, and its true structure) – not least in our oecumenical commitments (however much it rankles). «Catholic Herald Online, May 14»
5
The cancellation of Harvard's Black Mass teaches us that Blessed …
Not very oecumenical in the false yet prevailing manner, but – Thanks be to God! God Bless Our Pope! Lord, help us all! St Michael defend us ... «Catholic Herald Online, May 14»
6
If Pope Paul was a saint, he was a martyr too — a martyr for truth …
True oecumenical endeavour does not go against 'pre-Concillar' Church teaching, it was – as it is still – based upon it .. even as this was ... «Catholic Herald Online, May 14»
7
Religious bookstore takes on new name, new beginning in Amherst
It's a matter of understanding it,” said Stephen Nagy of Leverett, who serves as president of the Lay Academy of Oecumenical Studies Inc. «GazetteNET, Apr 14»
8
Catholic Herald View: The Pope's year of big but worthwhile risk-taking
Second: the still foot-dragged, full reconciliation with the SSPX (one of the very few bodies who could benefit from oecumenical, merciful, ... «Catholic Herald Online, Mar 14»
9
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
While certainly oecumenical, in intent, it will – as with the Second Vatican ... thus cannot properly be set with the defining oecumenical Councils ... «Catholic Herald Online, Mar 14»
10
Pope laments 'defeated Christians' who do not fully trust in God
... the Holy Father would espouse for the ancient forms of the other two Romes .. if he were seriously committed to true oecumenical interests. «Catholic Herald Online, Jan 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oecumenical [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oecumenical>. Oct 2020 ».
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