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ecumenical

, oecumenical, ecumenic, oecumenic
1. of or relating to the Christian Church throughout the world, esp with regard to its unity
2. 
a. tending to promote unity among Churches
b. of or relating to the international movement initiated among non-Catholic Churches in 1910 aimed at Christian unity: embodied, since 1937, in the World Council of Churches
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