Ec·u·men·ic Ec·u·men·ic·al a. General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also œcumenical.]
Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes.
Ecumenical council. See under Council.
adj 1: concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions;
"ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the
ecumenical movement" [syn: ecumenic, oecumenic, oecumenical]
2: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of
cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and
ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley;
"universal experience" [syn: cosmopolitan, oecumenical,
general, universal, worldwide]