Episcopalian
Episcopalian E*pis`co*pa"li*an, n. One who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government and discipline; a churchman; specifically, in the United States, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster]

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  • episcopalian — means ‘belonging or referring to an episcopal church’, i.e. a church founded on the principle of government by bishops. It refers primarily to the Anglican Church in Scotland and the US, which has elected bishops; in this context it is spelt with …   Modern English usage

  • episcopalian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or advocating government of a Church by bishops. 2) of or belonging to an episcopal Church. ► NOUN 1) an advocate of government of a Church by bishops. 2) (Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • Episcopalian — E*pis co*pa li*an, a. Pertaining to bishops, or government by bishops; episcopal; specifically, of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • episcopalian — 1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from EPISCOPAL (Cf. episcopal) + ian. Related: Episcopalianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Episcopalian — [ē pis΄kə pāl′yən, ipis΄kə pāl′yən] adj. [ EPISCOPAL + IAN] 1. [e ] of church government by bishops 2. Episcopal: see EPISCOPAL (sense 2) n. 1. [e ] any member of an episcopal church or a person believing in episcopal government ☆ 2 …   English World dictionary

  • episcopalian — 1. adjective /əˌpɪs.kəˈpeɪ.lin̩/ a) episcopal, pertaining to a bishop of any church A bishop is entitled to certain episcopalian privileges. b) Episcopalian 2. noun /əˌpɪs.kəˈpeɪ.lin̩/ Episcopalian See Also …   Wiktionary

  • Episcopalian — UK [ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən] / US noun [countable] Word forms Episcopalian : singular Episcopalian plural Episcopalians a member of the Episcopal Church or of another church that developed from the Anglican Church Derived word: Episcopalian UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • Episcopalian — [[t]ɪpɪ̱skəpe͟ɪliən[/t]] Episcopalians 1) ADJ: ADJ n Episcopalian means belonging to the Episcopal Church. 2) N COUNT An Episcopalian is a member of the Episcopal Church …   English dictionary

  • episcopalian — [ɪˌpɪskə peɪlɪən, ɛ ] adjective of or advocating episcopacy. ↘of or belonging to an episcopal or (Episcopalian) the Episcopal Church. noun an adherent of episcopacy. ↘(Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. Derivatives episcopalianism… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Episcopalian — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or advocating government of a Church by bishops. 2 of or belonging to an episcopal Church or (Episcopalian) the Episcopal Church. n. 1 an adherent of episcopacy. 2 (Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

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