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1. The tendency to separate into religious denominations.
2. Advocacy of separation into religious denominations.
3. Strict adherence to a denomination; sectarianism.

de·nom′i·na′tion·al·ist n. & adj.
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However, this does not mean that a society's laws and institutions specifically and necessarily need to be underwritten and codified by True Believers and their denominationalist creeds and doctrines.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Vice-President Iyad Alawi said that the previous political atmosphere was dominated by sectarianism and denominationalist attitudes, pointing that this era is 'the last chance to get rid of them".
He describes himself as a small-d denominationalist.
Despite his support for the Orange Order, Robertson was never a hardened denominationalist and seems to have felt a greater belonging among the ranks of the city's Freemasons.
Still he ended up neither an anti-cultural sectarian nor a religiously privatized denominationalist.
2 billion Christians today are part of what it calls "independent Christianity," defined as forms of faith and worship "separated from, uninterested in, and independent of historic, denominationalist Christianity.
The 423 million Independents in 222 countries have no interest in and no use for historic denominationalist Christianity.