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Anglican

[ ang-gli-kuhn ]
/ ˈæŋ glɪ kən /
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adjective

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.

noun

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.

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Origin of Anglican

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Anglican

An·gli·can·ly, adverbnon-An·gli·can, adjective, nounpro-An·gli·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Anglican

Anglican
/ (ˈæŋɡlɪkən) /

adjective

denoting or relating to the Anglican communion

noun

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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