Episcopalian

[ ih-pis-kuh-peyl-yuh n, -pey-lee-uh n ]
/ ɪˌpɪs kəˈpeɪl yən, -ˈpeɪ li ən /

adjective

pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the episcopal form of church government.

noun

a member of the Episcopal Church in America.
(lowercase) an adherent of the episcopal system of church government.

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Origin of Episcopalian

First recorded in 1680–90; episcopal + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Episcopalian

E·pis·co·pa·lian·ism, nounnon·e·pis·co·pa·lian, adjectivenon-E·pis·co·pa·lian, nounpseu·do-E·pis·co·pa·lian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for episcopalian (1 of 2)

episcopalian
/ (ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən) /

adjective Also: episcopal

practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops

noun

an advocate of such Church government

Derived forms of episcopalian

episcopalianism, noun

British Dictionary definitions for episcopalian (2 of 2)

Episcopalian
/ (ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən) /

adjective

belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church

noun

a member or adherent of this Church
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