Definition of Anglican in English:

Anglican

Syllabification: An·gli·can
Pronunciation: /ˈaNGglikən
 
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adjective

  • Of, relating to, or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it.
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    • It is no longer a question of whether communion among the Anglican churches will be broken.
    • There were speakers from the Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist and Anglican churches.
    • However, such preaching was not well received by most Anglican clergy, and churches began to be barred to him.

noun

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  • A member of any of the Anglican Churches.
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    • Or is there some uniquely superior way in which this is thought to be more true for Anglicans than for other churches?
    • Second, what is the role of the episcopacy in our vocation as Anglicans for the larger Church?
    • Baptists did not arrive as missionaries as had Anglicans, Methodists, and Roman Catholics.

Derivatives

Anglicanism

Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
noun
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  • The movement from viewing Rome as anti-Christ to Anglicanism as schismatic heresy was almost complete for Newman.
  • Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, Anglicanism has no central authority.
  • It is also true that Cragg is and remains a broadly evangelical Christian within Anglicanism.

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Latin Anglicanus (its adoption suggested by Anglicana ecclesia 'the English church' in the Magna Carta), from Anglicus, from Angli (see Angle).

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