Pronunciation: (i-pis'ku-pul), [key]
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.
(cap.) Informal.an Episcopalian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.