Definition of episcopal
1 : of or relating to a bishop
2 : of, having, or constituting government by bishops
3 capitalized : of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church representing the Anglican communion in the U.S.
episcopallyplay \i-ˈpi-skə-p(ə-)lē\ adverb
Origin and Etymology of episcopal
Middle English, from Late Latin episcopalis, from episcopus bishop — more at bishop
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of Episcopal
First Known Use of episcopal
EPISCOPAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of episcopal for English Language Learners
: 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
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