Definition of episcopalian in English:

episcopalian

Syllabification: e·pis·co·pa·lian
Pronunciation: /iˌpiskəˈpālēən
 
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adjective

1Of or advocating government of a church by bishops.
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  • 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.
1.2 (Episcopalian) Of or belonging to the Episcopal Church.
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  • The anti-war view is backed by the Episcopalian Church.
  • I have an Episcopalian Franciscan friend, a monk who has become a priest, and who took the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
  • Carroll reports on an Assemblies of God congregation that became Episcopalian and on evangelicals who became Orthodox.

noun

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1An adherent of episcopacy.
1.1 (Episcopalian) A member of the Episcopal Church.
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  • 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.

Derivatives

episcopalianism

Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
noun
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  • 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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