Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See ecumenic, etc.
  • Same as ecumenical (which is the usual form).

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

  • adjective General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church.
  • adjective a title assumed by the popes.
  • adjective See under Council.

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

  • adjective concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

Etymologies

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From Latin oecūmenicus, from Ancient Greek οἰκουμενικός (oikoumenikos, "concerning οἰκουμένη (ē oikoumenē, "the inhabited (earth)")”, “the whole (known) world"). Cognate with French œcuménique.

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