from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a bishop.
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving church government by bishops.
- adj. Of or relating to the Episcopal Church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Governed by bishops.
- adj. Belonging to, or vested in, bishops
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to or vested in bishops or prelates; characteristic of or pertaining to a bishop or bishops; characterized by episcopacy: as, episcopal jurisdiction; episcopal authority; the episcopal costume; the Episcopal Church.
- [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Episcopal Church, especially some branch of the Anglican Church specifically so called; relating to or connected with Episcopalianism: as, Episcopal principles or practices; an Episcopal clergyman or diocese; the Protestant Episcopal liturgy.
- n. [capitalized] An Episcopalian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
Middle English, from Late Latin episcopālis, from episcopus, bishop; see bishop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, "watching over") (Wiktionary)