from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as ecumenical (which is the usual form).
- n. etc. See ecumenic, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
From Latin oecūmenicus, from Ancient Greek οἰκουμενικός (oikoumenikos, "concerning ἡ οἰκουμένη (ē oikoumenē, "the inhabited (earth)")”, “the whole (known) world"). Cognate with French œcuménique. (Wiktionary)