Of or relating to the affairs of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States.
(informal) An adherent of an Anglican church, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Church in the United States; properly, an Episcopalian.
Origin of episcopal
Middle English from Late Latin episcopālisfromepiscopusbishopbishop
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French épiscopal, from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latinepiscopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, “watching over”)
Episcopal Sentence Examples
The pope when teaching ex cathedra acts as head of the whole episcopal body and of the whole Church.
The old episcopal palace of Kongsgaard is now a Latin school.
The old (1678) and new (1873) episcopal palaces, the hospital, the university and the barracks (formerly a Franciscan monastery) are noteworthy examples of Spanish colonial architecture.
Norfolk is the see of a Protestant Episcopal bishopric. The city has a public park of 110 acres and various smaller ones, and in the vicinity are several summer resorts, notably Virginia Beach, Ocean View, Old Point Comfort, Pine Beach and Willoughby Beach.