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episcopal

[ ih-pis-kuh-puhl ]
/ ɪˈpɪs kə pəl /
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adjective

of or relating to a bishop: episcopal authority.
based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops: an episcopal hierarchy.
(initial capital letter) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church in America.

noun

(initial capital letter)Informal. an Episcopalian.

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Origin of episcopal

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Late Latin word episcopālis.See bishop, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for episcopal (1 of 2)

episcopal
/ (ɪˈpɪskəpəl) /

adjective

of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops

Derived forms of episcopal

episcopally, adverb

Word Origin for episcopal

C15: from Church Latin episcopālis, from episcopus bishop

British Dictionary definitions for episcopal (2 of 2)

Episcopal
/ (ɪˈpɪskəpəl) /

adjective

belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church

Derived forms of Episcopal

Episcopally, adverb
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