Anglican Communion

noun

Definition of Anglican Communion

: a body of churches including the Church of England and those churches that hold essentially the same faith, order, and worship with it and are therefore in communion with each other (as the Church of Ireland, the Church in Wales, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Anglican churches in the British dominions and colonies, and other kindred organizations)

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First Known Use of Anglican Communion

1735, in the meaning defined above

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“Anglican Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anglican%20Communion. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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