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Episcopal

See also episcopal

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Adjective

Episcopal (not comparable)

Positive
Episcopal

Comparative
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Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Noun

Singular
Episcopal

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  1. (informal) An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian.

Usage notes

  • The term Episcopal may be used when referring to an Anglican Episcopal Church, as in There was a small Episcopal church at the end of the lane, or He had been an Episcopal priest for twenty years, but one often hears Episcopalian instead.
  • Similarly, Episcopalian refers to an individual member of the church, but one may hear Episcopal instead.

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