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Meaning of EPISCOPAL

Pronunciation:  i'piskupul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
  2. [adj]  (religion) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church; "the Episcopal hierarachy"; "married by an Episcopalian minister"

EPISCOPAL is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: Episcopalian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*pis"co*pal\, a. [L. episcopalis, fr. episcopus: cf.
F. ['e]piscopal. See {Bishop}.]
1. Governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church.

2. Belonging to, or vested in, bishops; as, episcopal
   jurisdiction or authority; the episcopal system.

Thesaurus Terms
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