Ec`u*men"ic (?), Ec`u*men"ic*al (?), a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. (sc. ) the inhabited world, fr. to inhabit, from house, dwelling. See Economy.]
General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council.
[Written also cumenical
Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes. -- Ecumenical council. See under Council.
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