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Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

non′sec·tar′i·an·ism n.
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not narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect; broad-minded
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(ˌnɒn sɛkˈtɛər i ən)

not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination.
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Adj.1.nonsectarian - not restricted to one sect or school or partynonsectarian - not restricted to one sect or school or party; "religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere"; "nonsectarian colleges"; "a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell
sectarian - belonging to or characteristic of a sect; "a sectarian mind"; "the negations of sectarian ideology"- Sidney Hook; "sectarian squabbles in psychology"
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However, the number of Catholic schools has fallen sharply in recent years, while the number of nonsectarian private schools has increased.
Nonsectarian free state education was achieved after much suffering and injustice.
The NEU College of Medicine is a nonsectarian institution that observes high educational standards and provides worldclass learning with a topnotch faculty.
The Chicago-based Parliament, an international nonsectarian organization, traces its roots to the 1893 World's Fair and the birth of the global interfaith movement, according to a press release.
Overall, people and judges were not sympathetic to Catholic complaints about prayer and Bible reading because it threatened their accepted assumptions about the universality of nonsectarian education.
Surveys of modern British history have often raised the question: Why, in contrast to say France and Prussia, did compulsory, tax-supported, nonsectarian elementary education arrive in Victorian England so very late--only by the 1890s?
United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, multiservice, nonsectarian senior living campus that offers skilled and community-based programs and services.
Yesterday she said: "I am very excited about starting this new chapter with what has proved to be the only party truly committed to mainstream, nonsectarian politics.
Denver, CO, October 14, 2010 --( Naropa University, a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution based in Boulder, CO and dedicated to advancing contemplative education, is growing its paid search (or pay-per-click) advertising program with conversion-driven marketing agency 90octane.
"My entire career, as student, professor and administrator, has been at either public or nonsectarian private colleges and universities," including being former chancellor of University of North Carolina at Asheville and University of Minnesota, Morris, and English professor at numerous campuses.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this report examines enrollment trends in public schools (assigned and chosen) and private schools (religious and nonsectarian), from 1993 to 2007, as well as the characteristics of students in these schools in 2007.
"Why should we wait to elect a first Parliament on national nonsectarian bases before we can form a Senate?" he also asked.