pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the episcopal form of church government.
a member of the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) an adherent of the episcopal system of church government.
- E·pis·co·pa·lian·ism, noun
- non·e·pis·co·pa·lian, adjective
- non-E·pis·co·pa·lian, noun
- pseu·do-E·pis·co·pa·lian, adjective, noun
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How to use Episcopalian in a sentence
In fact, even now Episcopalianism was considered rather foreign than of a home growth.A Little Girl in Old Boston | Amanda Millie Douglas
Dislike of Episcopalianism is still strong among people who do not know, or pretend not to know, what the word means.Our Southern Highlanders | Horace Kephart
It is simply a modification of Episcopalianism, and none but an Episcopalian would be likely to adopt it.Recollections and Impressions | Octavius Brooks Frothingham
In the west there was a tendency toward Episcopalianism, whereas the east drifted toward Congregationalism.The History of the Negro Church | Carter Godwin Woodson
They even abandoned the Episcopalianism of their old home, and became Methodists, like their neighbors.Thomas Hart Benton | Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for episcopalian (1 of 2)
practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops
an advocate of such Church government
- episcopalianism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Episcopalian (2 of 2)
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
a member or adherent of this Church
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