Definition of Episcopal

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church. "Married by an Episcopalian minister"

Exact synonyms: Episcopalian
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Partainyms: Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church



2. Adjective. Denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops.
Exact synonyms: Pontifical
Partainyms: Bishop, Bishop
Derivative terms: Bishop

Definition of Episcopal

1. a. Governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church.

Definition of Episcopal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Episcopal

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Episcopal

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Those belonging to the second class cannot perform any episcopal function without the authorization of the diocesan bishop; ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1905)
"The number of those who study the courses directly under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church is not now as great as it was, for the reason that ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The African Methodist Episcopal Church: Early in the history of American Methodism there was dissatisfaction in the colored membership, who were aroused by ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"They exalted the unity and power of the church, as it was represented in the Episcopal OFFICE, of which every bishop enjoyed an equal and undivided ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"I believe he ultimately conformed to the established usage as regards the episcopal wig. Who was the first modern bishop who abandoned the wig? ..."

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