Episcopalian

[ih-pis-kuh-peyl-yuhn, -pey-lee-uhn]
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:
1680–90; episcopal + -ian

Episcopalianism, noun
nonepiscopalian, adjective
non-Episcopalian, noun
pseudo-Episcopalian, adjective, noun
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episcopalian (ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən)
 
adj
1.  practising or advocating the principle of Church government by bishops
 
n
2.  an advocate of such Church government
 
episco'palianism
 
n

Episcopalian (ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən)
 
adj
1.  belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
 
n
2.  a member or adherent of this Church

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episcopalian
1738 (n.), 1768 (adj.), from episcopal + -ian. Related: Episcopalianism.
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Example sentences for episcopalianism
Puritanism movement to cleanse episcopalianism of any ritualistic aspects.
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