Definition of episcopal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪskəpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪskəpl//
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  1. 1connected with a bishop or bishops episcopal power
  2. 2(also Episcopal) (also Episcopalian) (of a Christian Church) that is governed by bishops the Episcopal Church (= the Anglican Church in Scotland and the US)
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French épiscopal or ecclesiastical Latin episcopalis, from episcopus ‘bishop’, from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’, from epi ‘above’ + -skopos ‘-looking’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: episcopal