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Definition of the Episcopal Church from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Episcopal Church

 
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(also the Protestant Episcopal Church)
 
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the US Church that is part of the Anglican Communion. It separated from the Church of England during the American Revolution. It has the reputation of having many rich and socially important people as members. A member of the church is called an Episcopalian.