episcopal

adjective epis·co·pal \ i-ˈpi-skə-pəl , -bəl \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

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.

episcopally

play \i-ˈpi-skə-p(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of episcopal

Middle English, from Late Latin episcopalis, from episcopus bishop — more at bishop

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Episcopal

noun

Definition of Episcopal

First Known Use of episcopal

1752

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EPISCOPAL Defined for English Language Learners

episcopal

adjective

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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