from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to nonsectarianism.
- n. One who is not a sectarian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not restricted to one sect or school or party
I'd say there's not technically a civil war because there still is a unity government and there still is what I call a nonsectarian military.
Siddiqui enhanced her education and training at a school that is described as a nonsectarian Jewish sponsored research university, all the while apparently harboring such flagrant anti-semitic hatred for all Americans and most of all, Jews!
The "three nons" (nonpolitical, nonsectarian, noncommercial) have been creating discussion in the system lately -- especially the "nonsectarian" point -- since the
... unless you believe that "nonsectarian" means "acceptable for all Christians" and that no one who isn't Christian counts.
"refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.
"nonsectarian" traditions set by Exempla's two non-Catholic hospitals.
Monday's demonstrations, which attracted smaller numbers than in recent days, came hours after President Barack Obama extended Washington's support for a "national dialogue" in Bahrain, stressing it should be "inclusive, nonsectarian and responsive" to the people of the Gulf kingdom.
The doctor, disgusted with the Catholic hospital's policies that endangered patients, eventually quit his position to work at a nonsectarian medical center.
The legislation from Arkansas, known as House Bill 1032, employs the phrase "academic study of the Bible" throughout, stating that the course would be "nonsectarian, nonreligious" and purely an unbiased study of the Bible and its influence on other disciplines.
By consistently quoting the term "academic" in their legislation, the representatives are attempting to legitimate the teaching of the Bible as safely impartial and nonsectarian.