Anglican

adjective
An·gli·can | \ ˈaŋ-gli-kən \

Definition of Anglican 

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

Other words from Anglican

Anglican noun
Anglicanism \-kə-ˌni-zəm \ noun

First Known Use of Anglican

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Anglican

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

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The first known use of Anglican was in 1598

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