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episcopal

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adjective epis·co·pal \i-ˈpis-kə-pəl, -bəl\

Simple Definition of episcopal

  • : of or relating to a bishop or to bishops as a group

  • Episcopal : of or relating to either the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S. or the Episcopal Church in Scotland

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of episcopal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a bishop

  2. 2 :  of, having, or constituting government by bishops

  3. 3 capitalized :  of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church representing the Anglican communion in the United States

episcopally play \-p(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of episcopal

Middle English, from Late Latin episcopalis, from episcopus bishop — more at bishop


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Rhymes with episcopal


Episcopal

noun epis·co·pal

Definition of Episcopal



1752

First Known Use of episcopal

1752

Other Christian Religious Terms



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