• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Anglican of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church "an Anglican bishop"
    • n Anglican a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anglican A member of the Church of England. "Whether Catholics, Anglicans , or Calvinists."
    • Anglican English; of or pertaining to England or the English nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the established church of England; as, the Anglican church, doctrine, orders, ritual, etc.
    • Anglican In a restricted sense, a member of the High Church party, or of the more advanced ritualistic section, in the Church of England.
    • Anglican Pertaining to, characteristic of, or held by, the high church party of the Church of England.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Anglican English. Specifically— Of or pertaining to England ecclesiastically; pertaining to or connected with the Church of England.
    • Anglican High-church; pertaining to or characteristic of the high-church party of the Church of England.
    • Anglican In a more comprehensive sense, the Church of England and the churches in other countries in full accord with it as to doctrine and church organization; that is, the Church of Ireland (disestablished 1869), the Episcopal Church in Scotland, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and the churches founded by the Church of England in the British colonies or elsewhere. See episcopal.
    • n Anglican A member of the Church of England, or of a church in full agreement with it.
    • n Anglican One who upholds the system or teachings of the Church of England; especially, one who emphasizes the authority of that church; a high-churchman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Anglican ang′glik-an English: belonging to, or characteristic of, the Church of England
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Angli, the Angles, a Germanic tribe in Lower Germany. Cf. English


In literature:

He was an ardent opponent of slavery, and endeavoured also to heal the breach between the Methodist and Anglican communions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The Liturgy appears to be compiled from the rituals of the Greek, Anglican, and Roman Churches, with a slight preponderance to the latter.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
How differently it is decorated from the great Gothic cathedrals of the present Anglican Church!
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Was brought up an Anglican.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
Here, under the direction of Mr. de Manby Sergison, a very fine Anglican service is maintained.
"The Boy's Voice" by J. Spencer Curwen
This use survived in the ritual of the pre-Reformation Church in England, and has been introduced in certain Anglican churches, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
They are of all denominations, Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, etc., etc.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
Though he was a strong anti-papist, that circumstance was far from conciliating the Anglicans.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Yet he was no narrow Anglican.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
As Salisbury was a cathedral town, the prominent people of the place naturally belonged to the Anglican Church.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe

In poetry:

I was the rector's son, born to the Anglican order,
Banned for ever from the candles of the Irish poor;
The Chichesters knelt in marble at the end of a transept
With ruffs about their necks, their portion sure.
"Carrickfergus" by Louis MacNeice
The Governor knows, and the Deputy, and all of the warders know,
Once a week, and on Sunday, we sit in a sinful row,
And bargain for chews of tobacco under the cover of prayer—
And the harmless Anglican chaplain is the only innocent there.
"The Song of a Prison" by Henry Lawson

In news:

As a former oil executive turned Anglican bishop, the new archbishop followed an atypical path to leadership of the Church of England.
The bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, a former oil company executive, was named on Friday as the new archbishop of Canterbury , the spiritual head of the world's estimated 77 million Anglicans, the New York Times reports.
Anglican Bishop Justin Welby of Durham walks through Westminster in London Nov 8.
The next archbishop of Canterbury will be officially introduced Friday, the British government says, and the expectation is that the new leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans will be former oil company executive Justin Welby.
Veto on Female Bishops Leaves Anglicans in Crisis.
Storm clouds gather as Anglicanism prepares for its high noon.
IT USED to be said that Anglicanism was open-minded on almost every theological question, but rather strict when dealing with marital breakdown.
For nearly four decades the words continuing churches have referred to bodies that have broken away from the Episcopal Church out of concern to continue in traditional Anglican doctrine as they understand it.
Anglican leader opposes creationism in school.
Be sure to attend a city-sponsored open house scheduled 5-8 pm, Tuesday, at the St Aidan's Anglican Church, 1626 S Tejon St.
Anglicans to dedicate New Braunfels church.
Anglicans must not drift apart, departing leader says.
Father Timothy Faint administers blessings to two beautiful black labs at the 2009 Blessing of Animals hosted by St Timothy's Anglican Church in Bishop.
DuBois and five other congregation members of New Life Anglican Church in Petoskey traveled to the clinic where they passed out 800 pairs of shoes and socks to children.
His family was on hand for the Consecration which took place at the Anglican Church of St Andrew the Evangelist in Merrillville, Ind.