Definition of episcopalian in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌpiskəˈpālēən/


1Of or advocating government of a church by bishops.
Example sentences
  • As in 1662 the Anglican squirearchy would permit no weakening of the hierarchical and episcopalian structure of the Church.
1.1Of or belonging to an episcopal church.


1.1 (Episcopalian) A member of the Episcopal Church.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps most important, in many urban and rural areas where churches are struggling, Episcopalians and Lutherans will be able to have joint congregations served by a pastor or priest of either body.
  • Late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Episcopalians searched the early Church for examples to prove to Baptists that infant baptism was ancient and proper.
  • This summer, Episcopalians, United Methodists and Presbyterians will take up the issue at their individual conventions.



Pronunciation: /əˌpiskəˈpālyəˌnizəm/
Example sentences
  • However, I think his son converted to episcopalianism (if that can be called a ‘conversion’).
  • Anglican High Churchmen referred - sometimes enviously - to the relative autonomy of non-established Scottish episcopalianism.

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Syllabification: e·pis·co·pa·lian

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