Nonsectarianism vs Nonsectarian - What's the difference?

nonsectarianism | nonsectarian |

As nouns the difference between nonsectarianism and nonsectarian

is that nonsectarianism is independence from any particular sect, party or denomination the opposite of sectarianism while nonsectarian is one who is not a sectarian.

As an adjective nonsectarian is

of or pertaining to nonsectarianism .




(en noun)
  • Independence from any particular sect, party or denomination. The opposite of sectarianism.
  • References

    * " Newly unearthed letter affirms Ezra Cornell's commitment to university's nonsectarianism", Jill Goetz, Cornell Chronicle



    Alternative forms

    * non-sectarian


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to nonsectarianism .
  • *1818 , Methodist Review , publ. Methodist Book Concern, pg. 538:
  • *:The children will not go to church, few will attend Sunday school, but they will attend a nonsectarian Bible school.
  • *1915 , William Henry Slingerland, Child Welfare Work in Pennsylvania: A Co-operative Study of Child-helping Agencies and Institutions , Russell Sage Foundation, Dept. of Child-helping, pg. 167:
  • *:The cottage institutions are first divided into two sections; the nonsectarian and those under some church management.
  • *2009 , William L Cleveland and Martin Bunton, A History of the Modern Middle East , 4th ed., Seal Press, ISBN 9780813343747, pg. 131:
  • *:Christian Arabs, as members of a restricted minority community, had a special interest in promoting the concept of equality based on nonsectarian considerations, but the appeal of a shared sentiment of Arabness attracted Muslims too.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is not a sectarian.