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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a name or appellation.
  • Pertaining to a denomination or sect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to a denomination, especially to a sect or society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a denomination

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to the face value of a banknote, coin, or stamp
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a particular religious denomination
  • adjective adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination


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  • It surprises me that anyone would think that I am so dense that I had yet to realize that my blogging was not making me "likable" with certain people within the establishment of what I call denominational group-think.


  • What I think and what my fellow return preparers think, republican, democratic and non-denominational, is that the tax code is crazy complex.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fun With Tax Deductions

  • Taking the census figures for '90 as a basis for' 92, and adding the 646 Afro-American teachers in denominational and non-denominational schools, we have a sum total approximation of 24,510 Afro-American teachers in the United States with 1,512,890 pupils.

    The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature

  • The Nonconformists, however, objected because in localities where they were in the minority the religious instruction given in the schools would be denominational, that is Anglican.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The mournful spectacle of a divided Christendom; of rival sects compassing land and sea to make proselytes; of the spiritual alienation of those who, in reality, belong to the one divine family; of waste and inefficiency in methods of evangelical effort; not to mention the error, pride, and worldliness inherent in the gigantic ecclesiastical systems known as denominational churches.

    The Last Reformation

  • Up to the year 1865 the Unitarians had not been efficiently organized; and they had developed very imperfectly what has been called denominational consciousness, or the capacity for co-operative efforts.

    Unitarianism in America

  • The SBC has become just like the dying mainline denominations: the only voice you hear most of the time is "headquarters," in other words the denominational bureaucrats tell us who and what we are.

  • The covenant aims to establish a more disciplined engagement – a new kind of denominational quality assurance.

    Sugar and spice, or strychnine …

  • Meanwhile, some member congregations have never had a "denominational" name at all, like the Society of King's Chapel or The Community Church of Boston.

    Philocrites: May 2007 Archives

  • Harvard may not have been "denominational," but that's because what we think of as denominations didn't quite exist then.

    Philocrites: On Harvard's 'nondenominational' origins.


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