• WordNet 3.6
    • adj episcopal denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
    • adj Episcopal of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church "the Episcopal hierarchy","married by an Episcopalian minister"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Episcopal Belonging to, or vested in, bishops; as, episcopal jurisdiction or authority; the episcopal system.
    • Episcopal Governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • episcopal Belonging to or vested in bishops or prelates; characteristic of or pertaining to a bishop or bishops; characterized by episcopacy: as, episcopal jurisdiction; episcopal authority; the episcopal costume; the Episcopal Church.
    • episcopal [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Episcopal Church, especially some branch of the Anglican Church specifically so called; relating to or connected with Episcopalianism: as, Episcopal principles or practices; an Episcopal clergyman or diocese; the Protestant Episcopal liturgy.
    • n episcopal [capitalized] An Episcopalian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Episcopal governed by bishops: belonging to or vested in bishops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. episcopalis, fr. episcopus,: cf. F. épiscopal,. See Bishop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. episcopatus—Gr. episkopos, an overseer.


In literature:

The public buildings are an episcopal church, an academy, a court-house, a bank, and gaol.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Father Connelly, whom I have mentioned in connection with Miss Scott's conversion, began his career as an Episcopal clergyman.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
They were prominent working members of the Episcopal Church.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
The number of Episcopal chapels throughout the land is fairly high, but the total of the communicants is relatively small.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
But the See of Peter is the generator of the episcopate, because of Peter ever living in his successor.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Here Paulinus was baptized, and it was early made the site of an episcopal see.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The present episcopal residence is immediately to the north of the Cathedral and is modern.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Mitre, episcopal, why discontinued, 275.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The Methodist Episcopal Church endorsed woman suffrage at its state conference.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The old Episcopal church, from which Falls Church takes its name, still stands as a monument linking colonial days with the present.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart

In poetry:

Passing heaths, and the House of Long Sieging,
I neared the thin steeple
That tops the fair fane of Poore's olden
Episcopal see;
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
He waved his episcopal hand, and smiled,
And the ground was spread like a banquet-table!
"Here is much good food for each hungry child,
And I hope you will eat as long as you're able.
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Retired Episcopal Bishop Walter C Righter died Sunday after several weeks of hospice care, according to a spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Episcopal Church Vote Favors Gay Ordination .
1 items are tagged with episcopal appointment.
Why aren't Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches overflowing .
St John's Episcopal Church at 78 Green Hill Road will host a Parson 's Table at 12:30 pm Wednesday.
Pauli Murray quilt by African American Quilt Circle on display at St Titus' Episcopal Church.
Durham's Pauli Murray named an Episcopal saint.
Thomas Episcopal Church has been preparing for weeks for its annual Peach Festival, and we hope to see the community come out and support the event.
Timothy's Episcopal Church to host carnival, ministry expo Aug 28.
Episcopal ornaments aren't just for decoration.
1 items are tagged with episcopal ornaments.
He will be cremated and Memorial Services will be performed by Reverend Mary Jane Oakland on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012, at 11 am, at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Marshalltown.
Harriosn Heidel of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glenwood Springs will lead services.
"Isabella" sits across the kitchen table from me at the Cold Weather Shelter at Zion Episcopal Church.
Carol Fleming, a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, is the featured artist.