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episcopal

[ih-pis-kuh-puh l] /ɪˈpɪs kə pəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a bishop:
episcopal authority.
2.
based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops:
an episcopal hierarchy.
3.
(initial capital letter) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church in America.
noun
4.
(initial capital letter) Informal. an Episcopalian.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin episcopālis. See bishop, -al1
Related forms
episcopally, adverb
nonepiscopal, adjective
nonepiscopally, adverb
pseudoepiscopal, adjective
quasi-episcopal, adjective
quasi-episcopally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-episcopal

episcopal

/ɪˈpɪskəpəl/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
Derived Forms
episcopally, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Church Latin episcopālis, from episcopusbishop

Episcopal

/ɪˈpɪskəpəl/
adjective
1.
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
Derived Forms
Episcopally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi-episcopal

episcopal

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French épiscopal (14c.), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus "an overseer" (see bishop). Reference to a church governed by bishops is 1752. With a capital E-, the ordinary designation of the Anglican church in the U.S. and Scotland.

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