Episcopal Church in America: Meaning and Definition of

Epis'copal Church' in Amer'ica

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  1. the church in the U.S. that inherited the doctrine, discipline, and forms of worship of the Church of England, from which it became an independent body within the Anglican communion: known before 1976 as the Protestant Episcopal Church.
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