- (initial capital letter) Informal. an Episcopalian.
Origin of episcopal
Examples from the Web for non-episcopal
Historical Examples of non-episcopal
Presbyterians have united in this matter with the other non-episcopal sects.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan
Frances Halton Eva Hasell
The third annual session of its conference was held in 1864, and a movement made toward union with other non-episcopal bodies.
The subject of union with other non-episcopal bodies was favorably considered.
It has touched even puritanical and non-episcopal bodies, and it is sometimes combined with extremely latitudinarian opinions.The Map of Life
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
- of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
Word Origin for episcopal
- belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
Word Origin and History for non-episcopal
mid-15c., from Middle French épiscopal (14c.), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus "an overseer" (see bishop). Reference to a church governed by bishops is 1752. With a capital E-, the ordinary designation of the Anglican church in the U.S. and Scotland.