1. [syn: ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ecumenic \Ec`u*men"ic\, Ecumenical \Ec`u*men"ic*al\, a. [L.
oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to
inhabit, from o'i^kos 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: concerned with promoting unity among churches or
religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical
activities"; "the ecumenical movement" [syn: ecumenic,
oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical]