Definition of denominational in English:

denominational

adjective

  • Relating to or according to the principles of a particular religious denomination.

    ‘denominational relief agencies’
    • ‘Does one choose one's cultural and religious orientation over one's denominational heritage?’
    • ‘Even when we celebrate the sacraments in our separate denominational settings, we are doing very ecumenical things.’
    • ‘Our denominational and confessional traditions differ in the respective emphases given to each of these.’
    • ‘Respondents were drawn from Catholic and Protestants denominational backgrounds.’
    • ‘His study reveals that American evangelicals, on the other hand, tend to have higher denominational loyalty.’
    • ‘Most denominational offices and seminaries have helpful materials and guidance suggestions.’
    • ‘Further, congregations need to take with great seriousness their denominational obedience.’
    • ‘The erosion of denominational culture was not, of course, always celebrated.’
    • ‘Leaders and teachers in a variety of churches will learn much about the source of denominational differences.’
    • ‘Any overtly religious aspects or denominational classes will have to be paid for.’
    • ‘Two models of denominational affiliation continue to frame most sociological analyses of the schism.’
    • ‘It must become a studied challenge for theologians, denominational officials, and laity, as well as pastors.’
    • ‘Most school boards taught religion but not denominational doctrine, which was, from the bishops' point of view, bad enough.’
    • ‘Moreover, it would be a mistake to imagine that the extensive denominational press was narrowly sectarian.’
    • ‘As I said, the opposition to the elections is a national, not a denominational or sectarian, movement.’
    • ‘On my desk are two denominational worship books from successive generations.’
    • ‘Religious leaders are of two minds about the importance of denominational loyalty.’
    • ‘He changed his denominational affiliation from his parents' Episcopal faith to his wife's Methodism.’
    • ‘Although secular instruction was given in common, denominational religious teaching was conducted separately.’
    • ‘Does denominational identity translate into greater church involvement?’
    factional, schismatic, cliquish, clannish, partisan, parti pris
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Pronunciation:

denominational

/dəˌnäməˈnāSH(ə)n(ə)l/