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Anglican

[ang-gli-kuh n] /ˈæŋ glɪ kən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Church of England.
2.
related in origin to and in communion with the Church of England, as various Episcopal churches in other parts of the world.
3.
English (def 1).
noun
4.
a member of the Church of England or of a church in communion with it.
5.
a person who upholds the system or teachings of the Church of England.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Medieval Latin Anglicānus English. See Anglic, -an
Related forms
Anglicanly, adverb
non-Anglican, adjective, noun
pro-Anglican, adjective, noun
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  • Dubbed the cavalier parliament, it was overwhelmingly royalist and Anglican.
British Dictionary definitions for Anglican

Anglican

/ˈæŋɡlɪkən/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to the Anglican communion
noun
2.
a member of the Church of England or one of the Churches in full communion with it
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin Anglicānus, from Anglicus English, from Latin Anglī the Angles
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Word Origin and History for Anglican
Anglican
1630s, "of the reformed Church of England" (opposed to Roman), from M.L. Anglicanus, from Anglicus "of the English people, of England" (see anglicize). The noun meaning "adherent of the reformed Church of England" is first recorded 1797.
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