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Episcopalian

[ih-pis-kuh-peyl-yuh n, -pey-lee-uh n] /ɪˌpɪs kəˈpeɪl yən, -ˈpeɪ li ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.
2.
(lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the episcopal form of church government.
noun
3.
a member of the Episcopal Church in America.
4.
(lowercase) an adherent of the episcopal system of church government.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; episcopal + -ian
Related forms
Episcopalianism, noun
nonepiscopalian, adjective
non-Episcopalian, noun
pseudo-Episcopalian, adjective, noun
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  • Puritanism movement to cleanse episcopalianism of any ritualistic aspects.
British Dictionary definitions for episcopalianism

episcopalian

/ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops
noun
2.
an advocate of such Church government
Derived Forms
episcopalianism, noun

Episcopalian

/ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
noun
2.
a member or adherent of this Church
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Word Origin and History for episcopalianism

episcopalian

1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from episcopal + -ian. Related: Episcopalianism.

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