Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

  • adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party. Opposite of sectarian.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to nonsectarianism.
  • noun One who is not a sectarian.

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  • adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party

Etymologies

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non- +‎ sectarian

Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2006

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2006

  • 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!

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  • The "three nons" (nonpolitical, nonsectarian, noncommercial) have been creating discussion in the system lately -- especially the "nonsectarian" point -- since the

    Pubcasting in the News

  • ... unless you believe that "nonsectarian" means "acceptable for all Christians" and that no one who isn't Christian counts.

    Brilliant at Breakfast

  • "refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • "refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • "refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • "refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • "refrain from using Christ's name or title or any other denominational appeal" during invocations and instead use "nonsectarian" names for God.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

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