Adjective "episcopalian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən//ɪˌpɪskəˈpeɪlɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of or advocating government of a Church by bishops.

    noun

    A person who advocates government of a Church by bishops.
    1. 'Perhaps most important, in many urban and rural areas where churches are struggling, Episcopalians and Lutherans will be able to have joint congregations served by a pastor or priest of either body.'
    2. 'This is not unlike the situation of other Protestant churches, including Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians, to name a few.'
    3. 'American Episcopalians maintain stubborn resistance to warnings by the world Anglican Communion that they have recklessly broken fellowship.'
    4. 'Buffalo's Protestant founders, mainly Episcopalians and Presbyterians, originated in New England and eastern New York.'
    5. 'Further, in spite of the proliferation of weekday celebrations of lesser feasts, many Episcopalians lack even cursory knowledge of the early church and the patristic fathers.'
    6. 'As Episcopalians, not having an ordained priest available meant we could not celebrate the Eucharist.'
    7. 'Late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Episcopalians searched the early Church for examples to prove to Baptists that infant baptism was ancient and proper.'
    8. 'This summer, Episcopalians, United Methodists and Presbyterians will take up the issue at their individual conventions.'
    9. 'In the U.S. there are now more Muslims than Episcopalians or Presbyterians, and at least as many Muslims as Jews.'
    10. 'Evangelicals are a sub-set of Christianity, a religion that includes Catholics, Episcopalians, liberal Protestants, Greek Orthodox, etc.'

    Definitions

    1. pertaining or adhering to the Episcopal Church in America.

    2. (lowercase) pertaining or adhering to the episcopal form of church government. noun

    3. a member of the Episcopal Church in America.

    4. (lowercase) an adherent of the episcopal system of church government.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "churches can be episcopalian."

    "sympathisers can be episcopalian."

    "priests can be episcopalian."

    "parties can be episcopalian."

    "ministers can be episcopalian."

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    Origin

    (Episcopalian)