Definition of Anglican in English:

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Anglican

Pronunciation: /ˈaŋɡlɪk(ə)n/

adjective

Relating to or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it.
Example sentences
  • 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

A member of any of the Anglican Churches.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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