Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characteristic of the Church of England or any of the churches related to it in origin and communion, such as the Protestant Episcopal Church.
  • adj. Of or relating to England or the English.
  • n. A member of the Church of England or of any of the churches related to it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the Church of England, or one of several related churches, such as those in the Anglican Communion.
  • n. A member of an Anglican church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. English; of or pertaining to England or the English nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the established church of England
  • adj. Pertaining to, characteristic of, or held by, the high church party of the Church of England.
  • n. A member of the Church of England.
  • n. In a restricted sense, a member of the High Church party, or of the more advanced ritualistic section, in the Church of England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • English. Specifically— Of or pertaining to England ecclesiastically; pertaining to or connected with the Church of England.
  • High-church; pertaining to or characteristic of the high-church party of the Church of England.
  • In a more comprehensive sense, the Church of England and the churches in other countries in full accord with it as to doctrine and church organization; that is, the Church of Ireland (disestablished 1869), the Episcopal Church in Scotland, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and the churches founded by the Church of England in the British colonies or elsewhere. See episcopal.
  • n. A member of the Church of England, or of a church in full agreement with it.
  • n. One who upholds the system or teachings of the Church of England; especially, one who emphasizes the authority of that church; a high-churchman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
  • adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church

Etymologies

Medieval Latin Anglicānus, English, from Anglicus, from Late Latin Anglī, the Angles; see Angle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin anglicanus, from Latin anglicus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated: 04/02/2010 01: 10: 09 PM MDT ANGLICAN St. John's Anglican

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  • RESOLUTION 2: MISSION DESK AT THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION OFFICE THAT the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates of the Anglican Communion and the Anglican consultative Council … encourage the Secretary General to proceed with the setting up of an Evangelism and Church Growth Network.

    ACNS News Digest

  • In this life, the Niagara Anglican is a training ground for such a perpetuity of solipsism.

    2009 November « Anglican Samizdat

  • Such a move would be the most historic development in Anglican-Catholic relations in the last 500 years.

    Traditional Anglican Communion to be Received as Personal Prelature?

  • To be an Anglican is to subscribe to a version of Christianity that's full of charming but deadly imperial ghosts.

    Britain's illiberal attitude to the church has driven me away

  • The traditional notion of God Parents in Anglican, Catholic and Orthadox culture is also for provision to be made if a child or young person is flung into hardshhip - the role of god Parent traditionally being a solomn and very real undertaking, not just a formality as it can be viewed today.

    Living the Dream

  • Despite the Archbishop's best efforts it all seems very relaxed and laid back here in Anglican land unlike my impression of the "other side".

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  • Split in Anglican community over gay priests The Herald

    Another Day in the Ketchup Mine

  • I am a sucker for the psalms in Anglican chant which you will hear on most broadcasts.

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  • In welcoming Your Grace, it is not, I am sure, necessary to remind this audience of the great debt which this country owes to what we call the Anglican Church.

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