[ ang-gli-kuh n ]
/ ˈæŋ glɪ kən /


of or relating to the Church of England.
related in origin to and in communion with the Church of England, as various Episcopal churches in other parts of the world.


a member of the Church of England or of a church in communion with it.
a person who upholds the system or teachings of the Church of England.

Origin of Anglican

First recorded in 1625–35, Anglican is from the Medieval Latin word Anglicānus English. See Anglic, -an

Related forms

An·gli·can·ly, adverbnon-An·gli·can, adjective, nounpro-An·gli·can, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anglican


/ (ˈæŋɡlɪkən) /


denoting or relating to the Anglican communion


a member of the Church of England or one of the Churches in full communion with it

Word Origin for Anglican

C17: from Medieval Latin Anglicānus, from Anglicus English, from Latin Anglī the Angles
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