American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the Episcopal Church.
- adj. Of or advocating church government by bishops.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to government by bishops; relating to episcopacy.
- [capitalized] Same as Episcopal, 2: as, the Episcopalian Church.
- n. Properly, one who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government and discipline; popularly [capitalized], a member of the Anglican Church in general, but more especially of some branch of that church specifically called Episcopal. See episcopal.
- n. An adherent of the Episcopal Churches of America or Scotland.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to bishops, or government by bishops; episcopal; specifically, of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church.
- n. One who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government and discipline; a churchman; specifically, in the United States, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
- n. a member of the Episcopal church
“: Before I was Anglican (I refuse to claim the title Episcopalian), I was a Baptist.”
“SPARKS: He's the archbishop of the Anglican church, which you call the Episcopalian church in your country.”
“Roosevelt made the old Establishment redundant with the New Deal generation (people like Alger Hiss, and formerly excluded ethnics; how Episcopalian is the establishment of today?).”
“You're thinking of the one we call Episcopalian?”
“Yes, we try to influence our children after they are born, but a parent who would give a child an injection to, say, insure they remain Episcopalian would be rightly seen as infringing on that child’s freedom of choice.”
“It's often assumed that I'm Christian because I'm an American, an assumption that's not entirely without merit, as I was baptized Episcopalian, and my parents did take my sister and me fairly regularly to church when we were younger.”
“At any rate, being included in the same list as Philip K. Dick -- who evidently identified as Episcopalian, which I hadn't known -- and Connie Willis is just fine with me.”
“I said:I was baptized Episcopalian when I was still a baby, and every so often, my parents would take me and my sister to church when we were kids, something that we both frankly did not like.”
“I was baptized Episcopalian when I was still a baby, and every so often, my parents would take me and my sister to church when we were kids, something that we both frankly did not like.”
“Is there a problem with saying a baptized Episcopalian is a Christian?”
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