Anglican

adjective

An·​gli·​can ˈaŋ-gli-kən How to pronounce Anglican (audio)
1
: of or relating to the established episcopal Church of England and churches of similar faith and order in communion with it
2
: of or relating to England or the English nation
Anglican noun
Anglicanism noun

Examples of Anglican in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On December 19th, the Israeli military had raided the hospital and detained staff members, leaving just two doctors, four nurses, and two janitors, according to the Reverend Don Binder, who works for the Anglican diocese, which oversees the hospital. Claire Porter Robbins, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2024 The Church of England’s ban on church weddings for gay couples remains, but the decision to allow blessings has infuriated several conservative Anglican bishops from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. David Crary, Twin Cities, 7 Jan. 2024 Sue Parfitt, 81, is an Anglican priest who has been repeatedly arrested as part of the group Christian Climate Action. Jill Lawless, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Dec. 2023 Pell, born in Ballarat, Australia, in 1941 to a non-practicing Anglican father and devout Catholic mother, was a remarkable player of Australian rules football in his youth. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 23 Dec. 2023 The unit had just one day to shoot in the 900-year-old Anglican church, and Cooper needed four to five hours in the makeup chair to look like the 55-year-old conductor. Jon Burlingame, Variety, 5 Dec. 2023 The shell landed in an ultrasound room, wrote the man who posted the video, an Anglican pastor who works for the diocese associated with the hospital. Imogen Piper, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, declined to assign blame for the blast during a news conference Wednesday. Stephen Kalin, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2023 In 1857 three stories about Anglican clergymen were published anonymously in Blackwood’s Magazine. Namwali Serpell, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Anglican.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin anglicanus, from anglicus English, from Latin Angli Angles

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anglican was in 1598

Dictionary Entries Near Anglican

Cite this Entry

“Anglican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anglican. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Anglican

adjective
An·​gli·​can ˈaŋ-gli-kən How to pronounce Anglican (audio)
: of or relating to the established Church of England
Anglican noun
Anglicanism noun
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!