Episcopal Definition

ĭ-pĭskə-pəl
adjective
Of or governed by bishops.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or involving church government by bishops.
American Heritage
Designating or of any of various churches governed by bishops, including the Protestant Episcopal and the Anglican Church.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
anagram
Wiktionary
noun

(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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Other Word Forms of Episcopal

Noun

Singular:
episcopal
Plural:
episcopals

Origin of Episcopal

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Late Latin episcopālis from episcopus bishop bishop

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

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