Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the Episcopal Church.
  • adj. Of or advocating church government by bishops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An adherent of the Episcopal Churches of America or Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
  • n. a member of the Episcopal church

Etymologies

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Examples

  • : Before I was Anglican (I refuse to claim the title Episcopalian), I was a Baptist.

    Stand Firm

  • SPARKS: He's the archbishop of the Anglican church, which you call the Episcopalian church in your country.

    The Mind of South Africa

  • 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?).

    Matthew Yglesias » Opposition Strategy

  • "You're thinking of the one we call Episcopalian?"

    Prescott of Saskatchewan

  • 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.

    On the Irrelevance of the Causes of Homosexuality

  • 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.

    what did we do today, brain?

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • 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.

    klima needs proofreaders

  • 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.

    zombie jesus day

  • Is there a problem with saying a baptized Episcopalian is a Christian?

    The Boar's Head Tavern

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