nonsectarian

You can describe something as nonsectarian if it's not connected or affiliated with any particular religious or political belief.

A college is nonsectarian if it isn't associated with a religion or church, and a Sunday school class that teaches all religions is also nonsectarian. Something that's sectarian follows the rules of a particular group or sect, and it's the Latin word secta that's at the root of both sectarian and nonsectarian. The literal meaning of secta is "a way or a road," and its figurative meaning is "a following, school of thought, or religious group."

DEFINITIONS OF: nonsectarian

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adj not restricted to one sect or school or party

“religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere”
nonsectarian colleges”
Synonyms:
unsectarian
ecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenic, oecumenical
concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
interchurch, interdenominational
occurring between or among or common to different churches or denominations
nondenominational
not restricted to a particular religious denomination
undenominational
not bound or devoted to the promotion of a particular denomination
Antonyms:
sectarian
belonging to or characteristic of a sect
denominational
adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination
narrow-minded
rigidly adhering to a particular sect or its doctrines
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