Episcopal E*pis"co*pal, a. [L. episcopalis, fr. episcopus: cf. F. ['e]piscopal. See {Bishop}.] 1. Governed by bishops; as, an episcopal church. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging to, or vested in, bishops; as, episcopal jurisdiction or authority; the episcopal system. [1913 Webster]

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  • Episcopal — and episcopalian may refer to:*Bishop, an overseer in the Christian church *Episcopate, the see of a bishop, a diocese *Episcopal polity, the church united under the oversight of bishops *Episcopal Church, any church with Episcopal in its… …   Wikipedia

  • episcopal — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin episcopalis, from episcopus bishop more at bishop Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a bishop 2. of, having, or constituting government by bishops 3. capitalized of or relating to the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ÉPISCOPAL — ALE. adj. Qui appartient à l évêque. Ornements épiscopaux. Dignité épiscopale. Palais épiscopal …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • Episcopal — noun Date: 1752 Episcopalian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Episcopal polity — is a form of church governance which is hierarchical in structure with the chief authority over a local Christian church resting in a bishop (Greek: episcopos ). This episcopal structure is found most often in the various churches of Orthodox,… …   Wikipedia

  • ÉPISCOPAL, ALE — adj. Qui appartient à l’évêque. Ornements épiscopaux. Dignité épiscopale. Palais épiscopal. Il s’emploie comme nom masculin pluriel pour désigner, en Angleterre, Ceux qui tiennent à l’épiscopat, par opposition aux Presbytériens. Les épiscopaux …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Non-Episcopal — Non E*pis co*pal, a. Not Episcopal; not pertaining to the Episcopal church or system. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bishop — A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. The office of bishop is one of the three ministerial offices within Christianity, the other two being… …   Wikipedia

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