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)

Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Anglican Communion was in 1735

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“Anglican Communion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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