quasi-episcopal

episcopal

[ih-pis-kuh-puhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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:
1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin episcopālis. See bishop, -al1

episcopally, adverb
nonepiscopal, adjective
nonepiscopally, adverb
pseudoepiscopal, adjective
quasi-episcopal, adjective
quasi-episcopally, adverb
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episcopal (ɪˈpɪskəpəl)
 
adj
of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
 
[C15: from Church Latin episcopālis, from episcopusbishop]
 
e'piscopally
 
adv

Episcopal (ɪˈpɪskəpəl)
 
adj
belonging to or denoting the Episcopal Church
 
E'piscopally
 
adv

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episcopal
mid-15c., from M.Fr. episcopal, from L.L. episcopalis, from L. episcopus (see bishop). Sense of 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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