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EPISCOPAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Episcopal mean? 

EPISCOPAL (adjective)
  The adjective EPISCOPAL has 2 senses:

1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
2. denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops

  Familiarity information: EPISCOPAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPISCOPAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Episcopal; Episcopalian

Context examples:

the Episcopal hierarchy / married by an Episcopalian minister

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Pertainym:

Episcopal Church (United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury)


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Meaning:

Denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

episcopal; pontifical

Pertainym:

bishop (a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ)


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