Definitions for episcopalɪˈpɪs kə pəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•pis•co•palɪˈpɪs kə pəl(adj.)
of or pertaining to a bishop.
based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops.
(cap.) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church.
Origin of episcopal:
1425–75; late ME < LL episcopālis
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
"the Episcopal hierarchy"; "married by an Episcopalian minister"
denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches.
An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian.
Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States.
Origin: From episcopus, from
governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church
belonging to, or vested in, bishops; as, episcopal jurisdiction or authority; the episcopal system
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