The subject of union with other non-episcopal bodies was favorably considered.
The third annual session of its conference was held in 1864, and a movement made toward union with other non-episcopal bodies.
Presbyterians have united in this matter with the other non-episcopal sects.
It has touched even puritanical and non-episcopal bodies, and it is sometimes combined with extremely latitudinarian opinions.
mid-15c., from Middle French épiscopal (14c.), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus "an overseer" (see bishop). Reference to a church governed by bishops is 1752. With a capital E-, the ordinary designation of the Anglican church in the U.S. and Scotland.