episcopalian

episcopalian
/əpɪskəˈpeɪliən/ (say uhpiskuh'payleeuhn)

adjective
1. relating or adhering to the episcopal form of church government.
noun
2. an adherent of the episcopal system of church government.
episcopalianism, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • episcopalian — means ‘belonging or referring to an episcopal church’, i.e. a church founded on the principle of government by bishops. It refers primarily to the Anglican Church in Scotland and the US, which has elected bishops; in this context it is spelt with …   Modern English usage

  • episcopalian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or advocating government of a Church by bishops. 2) of or belonging to an episcopal Church. ► NOUN 1) an advocate of government of a Church by bishops. 2) (Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • Episcopalian — E*pis co*pa li*an, a. Pertaining to bishops, or government by bishops; episcopal; specifically, of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Episcopalian — E*pis co*pa li*an, n. One who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government and discipline; a churchman; specifically, in the United States, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • episcopalian — 1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from EPISCOPAL (Cf. episcopal) + ian. Related: Episcopalianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Episcopalian — [ē pis΄kə pāl′yən, ipis΄kə pāl′yən] adj. [ EPISCOPAL + IAN] 1. [e ] of church government by bishops 2. Episcopal: see EPISCOPAL (sense 2) n. 1. [e ] any member of an episcopal church or a person believing in episcopal government ☆ 2 …   English World dictionary

  • episcopalian — 1. adjective /əˌpɪs.kəˈpeɪ.lin̩/ a) episcopal, pertaining to a bishop of any church A bishop is entitled to certain episcopalian privileges. b) Episcopalian 2. noun /əˌpɪs.kəˈpeɪ.lin̩/ Episcopalian See Also …   Wiktionary

  • Episcopalian — UK [ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən] / US noun [countable] Word forms Episcopalian : singular Episcopalian plural Episcopalians a member of the Episcopal Church or of another church that developed from the Anglican Church Derived word: Episcopalian UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • Episcopalian — [[t]ɪpɪ̱skəpe͟ɪliən[/t]] Episcopalians 1) ADJ: ADJ n Episcopalian means belonging to the Episcopal Church. 2) N COUNT An Episcopalian is a member of the Episcopal Church …   English dictionary

  • episcopalian — [ɪˌpɪskə peɪlɪən, ɛ ] adjective of or advocating episcopacy. ↘of or belonging to an episcopal or (Episcopalian) the Episcopal Church. noun an adherent of episcopacy. ↘(Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. Derivatives episcopalianism… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Episcopalian — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or advocating government of a Church by bishops. 2 of or belonging to an episcopal Church or (Episcopalian) the Episcopal Church. n. 1 an adherent of episcopacy. 2 (Episcopalian) a member of the Episcopal Church. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

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