Episcopal

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Episcopal (not comparable)

  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.

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Episcopal (plural Episcopals)

  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.

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  • 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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