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denominational

Syllabification: de·nom·i·na·tion·al
Pronunciation: /dəˌnäməˈnāSH(ə)n(ə)l
 
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Definition of denominational in English:

adjective

Relating to or according to the principles of a particular religious denomination: denominational relief agencies
More example sentences
  • Moreover, it would be a mistake to imagine that the extensive denominational press was narrowly sectarian.
  • Most school boards taught religion but not denominational doctrine, which was, from the bishops' point of view, bad enough.
  • Although secular instruction was given in common, denominational religious teaching was conducted separately.

Derivatives

denominationalism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • From my point of view, in sum, it is not the culture wars in the churches that signal the decline of denominationalism and the seriousness of religious commitment.
  • These books suggest that our commitments in their totality may be more important in choosing a church than denominationalism or form and style of worship.
  • What is their new vision of the ecumenical future, and can it be accommodated within the old wineskins of denominationalism?

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