syncretic - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/sɪnˈkretɪk/
  1. 1
    combining different and often contradictory beliefs in philosophy or religion

    Santeria is a syncretic religion of West African and Caribbean origin.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Sonali Saxena from India on 26/07/2015
  2. 2
    linguistics combining two or more inflections that were originally separate

    Modern English is a syncretic language.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary by: Sonali Saxena from India on 26/07/2015