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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ecumenic  \Ec`u*men"ic\,  Ecumenical  \Ec`u*men"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  oecumenicus  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?)  the  inhabited  world,  fr  ?  to 
  inhabit,  from  ?  house,  dwelling.  See  {Economy}.] 
  General;  universal;  in  ecclesiastical  usage,  that  which 
  concerns  the  whole  church;  as  an  ecumenical  council. 
  [Written  also  {[oe]cumenical}.] 
 
  {Ecumenical  Bishop},  a  title  assumed  by  the  popes. 
 
  {Ecumenical  council}.  See  under  {Council}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ecumenical 
  adj  1:  concerned  with  promoting  unity  among  churches  or  religions; 
  "ecumenical  thinking";  "ecumenical  activities";  "the 
  ecumenical  movement"  [syn:  {ecumenic},  {oecumenic},  {oecumenical}] 
  2:  of  worldwide  scope  or  applicability;  "an  issue  of 
  cosmopolitan  import";  "the  shrewdest  political  and 
  ecumenical  comment  of  our  time"-  Christopher  Morley; 
  "universal  experience"  [syn:  {cosmopolitan},  {oecumenical}, 
  {general},  {universal},  {worldwide}] 




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