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
Recent Examples of episcopal from the Web
Mainline Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, denounced the president’s actions.
The Farmers Market at St. John's, held from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Episcopal church at 750 Aurora Ave.
Rev. Judy Heinrich from St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington gave an invocation.
There are variations of the cross (Latin, Russian Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Greek and others).
Saturday evening performances at White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry St. and Sunday afternoon performances at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes St.
Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, 518 N. 8th St., Boise.
More than 10,000 panes of the cathedral’s mirrored glass already have been re-caulked and resurfaced, under budget and on schedule, Rev. Christopher Smith, rector and episcopal vicar, told guests at the signing ceremony.
VENUE: One hundred fifty guests attended the ceremony at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Owings Mills and reception at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club in Owings Mills.
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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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