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Episcopalian adj : of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church; "the Episcopal hierarachy"; "married by an Episcopalian minister" [syn: Episcopal] n : a member of the Episcopal church

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Noun

Episcopalian (plural: Episcopalians)
  1. An adherent of the Episcopal Churches of America or Scotland.
    I was raised an Episcopalian but no longer belong to a church.

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Extensive Definition

Episcopalian and Episcopal refer to episcopal polity, the governance of a church by bishops, and adherence to this doctrine. In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, the term is often used to imply Anglicanism and churches belonging to the Anglican Communion. In general usage, an Episcopalian is the adherent, while Episcopal refers to the church and governance structure.
The term is specifically linked with the following churches:

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Episcopalian in Simple English: Episcopalian
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