[ih-pis-kuh-peyl-yuh n, -pey-lee-uh n] /ɪˌpɪs kəˈpeɪl yən, -ˈpeɪ li ən/
pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the form of church government.
a member of the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) an adherent of the system of church government.
practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops
an advocate of such Church government
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
a member or adherent of this Church
1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from episcopal + -ian. Related: Episcopalianism.
[ih-pis-kuh-puh-liz-uh m] /ɪˈpɪs kə pəˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. the theory of church polity according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the order as a whole, and not in any individual except by delegation. /ɪˈpɪskəpəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. the belief that a Church should be governed by bishops
noun 1. (def 2).
[ih-pis-kuh-pit, -peyt] /ɪˈpɪs kə pɪt, -ˌpeɪt/ noun 1. the office and dignity of a bishop; bishopric. 2. the order or body of bishops. 3. the incumbency of a bishop. 4. the diocese of a bishop. /ɪˈpɪskəpɪt; -ˌpeɪt/ noun 1. the office, status, or term of office of a bishop 2. bishops collectively
[ep-uh-skohp] /ˈɛp əˌskoʊp/ noun, Optics. 1. . /ˈɛpɪˌskəʊp/ noun 1. (Brit) an optical device that projects an enlarged image of an opaque object, such as a printed page or photographic print, onto a screen by means of reflected light US and Canadian name opaque projector See also epidiascope