episcopal

[ ih-pis-kuh-puh l ]
/ ɪˈpɪs kə pəl /

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.

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 non-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 non-episcopal (2 of 2)

Episcopal
/ (ɪˈpɪskəpəl) /

adjective

belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church

Derived forms of Episcopal

Episcopally, adverb
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