denominationalism [dē näm΄ənā′shən əl iz΄əm, di näm΄ənā′shən əl iz΄əm]
1. denominational principles
2. a denominational system
3. acceptance or support of such principles or system
4. division into denominations

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  • Denominationalism — is the division of one religion into separate groups, sects, schools of thought or denominations. Denominationalism as an ideology which views some or all Christian groups as being, in some sense, versions of the same thing regardless of their… …   Wikipedia

  • Denominationalism — De*nom i*na tion*al*ism, n. A denominational or class spirit or policy; devotion to the interests of a sect or denomination. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denominationalism — denominational ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a particular religious denomination. DERIVATIVES denominationalism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • denominationalism — noun Date: circa 1855 1. devotion to denominational principles or interests 2. the emphasizing of denominational differences to the point of being narrowly exclusive ; sectarianism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • denominationalism — denominationalist, n. /di nom euh nay sheuh nl iz euhm/, n. denominational or sectarian spirit or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects. [1850 55; DENOMINATIONAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • denominationalism — noun The division of one religion into separate groups, sects, schools of thought or denominations …   Wiktionary

  • denominationalism — de·nom·i·na·tion·al·ism …   English syllables

  • denominationalism — de•nom•i•na•tion•al•ism [[t]dɪˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm[/t]] n. rel sectarianism • Etymology: 1850–55 de•nom i•na′tion•al•ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • denominationalism — /dənɒməˈneɪʃənəlɪzəm/ (say duhnomuh nayshuhnuhlizuhm) noun 1. adherence to a particular religious denomination. 2. advocacy of a denominational system. 3. the tendency to divide into denominations. –denominationalist, noun …  

  • denominationalism — noun 1. a narrow minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination he condemned religious sectarianism • Syn: ↑sectarianism • Hypernyms: ↑narrow mindedness, ↑narrowness 2. the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious… …   Useful english dictionary

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