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ec′u·men′i·cist n.


(ˈɛk yʊ məˌnɪz əm, ɪˈkyu-; esp. Brit. ˈi kyʊ-)

ecumenical principles and practices, esp. as manifested in a movement promoting cooperation and unity among religious groups.
ec′u•me•nist, n.
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Noun1.ecumenicism - (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group


[ˌiːkjʊˈmenɪsɪzəm] ecumenism [iːˈkjuːmənɪzəm] Necumenismo m


n (form)Ökumenismus m


[ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪsɪzm] ecumenicalism [ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəlɪzm] necumenismo
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