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Meaning of episcopal

e•pis•co•pal

Pronunciation: (i-pis'ku-pul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a bishop: episcopal authority.
  2. based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops: an episcopal hierarchy.
  3. (cap.) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church in America.
—n.
  1. (cap.)an Episcopalian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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