œcumenist

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See also: oecumenist

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

œcumene +‎ -ist

Adjective[edit]

œcumenist (comparative more œcumenist, superlative most œcumenist)

  1. Alternative spelling of ecumenist.
    • 1969, The Eastern churches quarterly, volume 7, page 114:
      [] Movement is treated fully in the second section and under the heading of Documents the Catholic œcumenist position is made clear.

Noun[edit]

œcumenist (plural œcumenists)

  1. Alternative spelling of ecumenist.
    • 1969, The Eastern churches quarterly, volume 7, page 95:
      We have already seen how a Catholic œcumenist sets about establishing a contact with the present-day living tradition of the Orthodox Church; together with that he will try to restore in the Catholic Church the ancient currents of religious life from which this living tradition derives.
    • 1969, The Eastern churches quarterly, volume 11, page 317:
      But it has the great disadvantage that the Roman Catholic œcumenists do not see the œcumenical movement as a whole and do not appreciate sufficiently that in the World Council matters of Faith and Order are discussed in the framework of a wider œcumenical process.
    • 2000, Gennady Barabtarlo, Cold fusion: aspects of the German cultural presence in Russia, pages 2–3 (Berghahn Books; ISBN 978‒1‒57181‒188‒2):
      The very first one, by Heinrich W. Ludolf, a German from Erfurt and an œcumenist, was published in Latin at Oxford in 1696; it was a sensitive and astonishingly advanced description by a polyglot (with a missionary purpose in mind) of what was then a dialectus vulgaris, not suitable for any literary purpose excepting the law code.