Episcopalian



[ih-pis-kuh-peyl-yuh n, -pey-lee-uh n] /ɪˌpɪs kəˈpeɪl yən, -ˈpeɪ li ən/

adjective
1.
pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.
2.
(lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the form of church government.
noun
3.
a member of the Episcopal Church in America.
4.
(lowercase) an adherent of the system of church government.
/ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops
noun
2.
an advocate of such Church government
/ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
noun
2.
a member or adherent of this Church

1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from episcopal + -ian. Related: Episcopalianism.

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