denomination

Part of speech:

Denominational.

Part of speech: noun

The act of naming; a name; appellation.

Part of speech: noun

A distinct body of Christians; a sect.

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Usage examples "denomination":

  1. While she could not leave her church to join this less formal denomination, she entered into Home Missionary activities with much zest. - "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
  2. We put the same question to the Moravian missionaries, to the clergymen, and to the teachers of each denomination, some of whom, having taught schools in England, were well qualified to judge between the European children and the negro children; and we uniformly received substantially the same answer. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. Possibly, he says, it belongs to a new denomination of remedies. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.