Definitions for episcopalɪˈpɪs kə pəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•pis•co•palɪˈpɪs kə pəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a bishop.

    Category: Religion

  2. based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops.

    Category: Religion

  3. (cap.) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church.

    Category: Religion

Origin of episcopal:

1425–75; late ME < LL episcopālis

e•pis′co•pal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Episcopal, Episcopalian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church

    "the Episcopal hierarchy"; "married by an Episcopalian minister"

  2. episcopal, pontifical(adj)

    denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops

Wiktionary

  1. episcopal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches.

  2. Episcopal(Noun)

    An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian.

  3. Episcopal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States.

  4. Origin: From episcopus, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Episcopal(adj)

    governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church

  2. Episcopal(adj)

    belonging to, or vested in, bishops; as, episcopal jurisdiction or authority; the episcopal system

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