Episcopal meaning

ĭ-pĭskə-pəl
Of, relating to, or involving church government by bishops.
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Of or relating to the Episcopal Church.
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Of or relating to a bishop.
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Of or governed by bishops.
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Designating or of any of various churches governed by bishops, including the Protestant Episcopal and the Anglican Church.
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Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches.
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Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States.
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(informal) An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian.
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Origin of episcopal

  • Middle English from Late Latin episcopālis from episcopus bishop bishop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French épiscopal, from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, “watching over”)

    From Wiktionary