Meaning of Anglican in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaŋɡlɪk(ə)n/

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  • Relating to or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it.

    ‘It is no longer a question of whether communion among the Anglican churches will be broken.’
    • ‘There were speakers from the Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist and Anglican churches.’
    • ‘However, such preaching was not well received by most Anglican clergy, and churches began to be barred to him.’
    • ‘She was a lifelong member of the Church of England and her father and two brothers were Anglican ministers.’
    • ‘He was not sure whether the Bulgarian Orthodox Church ever recognised Anglican orders.’
    • ‘Senior clergy at the Minster have organised the service in an outward display of unity between the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.’
    • ‘But Methodist rules forbid the use of fermented grape juice while Anglican church law requires the use of fermented wine.’
    • ‘As leader of the Anglican Communion, the archbishop faced growing demands on his time from Anglican churches abroad.’
    • ‘He incurred the wrath of the Catholic and Anglican churches and needlessly upset a lot of people.’
    • ‘Churchgoers have welcomed a new team rector to Anglican churches in Bacup and Stacksteads.’
    • ‘She taught Sunday school at both St. George's and St. Luke's Anglican Churches.’
    • ‘St Giles is a very large and affluent Anglican church, justifying a Canon and a Reverend and boasting a large congregation.’
    • ‘They were married at Trinity Church, South Australia's first Anglican Church.’
    • ‘In the UK, we've had a constitutionally enshrined Anglican church for several hundred years now.’
    • ‘Over recent years attendance figures at Anglican churches nationally have gradually been declining.’
    • ‘There are currently no plans to make redundant any Anglican church in the Archdeaconry of Wilts.’
    • ‘Another children's service was held on Christmas Eve at St George's Anglican Church.’
    • ‘Women are now routinely ordained in many Anglican churches and serve as bishops as well in some.’
    • ‘Well the Anglican church of Australia is of course in full communion with the Church of England.’
    • ‘To me these Anglican Benedictines truly lived out the ideal of service encouraged by their Rule.’


  • A member of any of the Anglican Churches.

    ‘Or is there some uniquely superior way in which this is thought to be more true for Anglicans than for other churches?’
    • ‘Second, what is the role of the episcopacy in our vocation as Anglicans for the larger Church?’
    • ‘Baptists did not arrive as missionaries as had Anglicans, Methodists, and Roman Catholics.’
    • ‘Some evangelical Anglicans saw and see it as a betrayal of the Reformation.’
    • ‘As with Orthodox Christians, Anglicans have no central or overriding authority as do Roman Catholics.’
    • ‘Most Protestants, certainly Anglicans, would be quite at ease with these words, and so they should be since they mirror their theology.’
    • ‘This is why it has been so difficult for Anglicans to experiment with new ways of worship, church life and thinking.’
    • ‘Methodists and Anglicans may currently receive communion in each other's churches.’
    • ‘As Anglicans we believe that the Body of Christ is genuinely catholic, that is, genuinely universal.’
    • ‘The difference between Puritans and Anglicans is nicely illustrated in sermons from the period.’
    • ‘The U.S. agreement reflects good relationships between Lutherans and Anglicans in many countries.’
    • ‘Yet Anglicans must consider how important it is to require Christians to receive laying on of hands by a bishop.’
    • ‘Whether within or separate from the Anglicans, such Christian sects are gaining increasing political significance.’
    • ‘His views are backed by conservative and evangelical Anglicans worldwide.’
    • ‘For many Anglicans, the admission of children to communion seemed to turn the whole world on its head.’
    • ‘It is a worthwhile exercise to wrestle with that which we Anglicans hold in common apart from our shared history in the Church of England.’
    • ‘For Anglicans, the Diocese of Salisbury holds a special significance with regard to our liturgical origins.’
    • ‘The author expresses the hope that Western Anglicans can begin to learn from their non-Western neighbors.’
    • ‘Nowadays, for younger Anglicans and Roman Catholics, this history may feel rather alien and very remote.’


Early 17th century from medieval Latin Anglicanus (its adoption suggested by Anglicana ecclesia ‘the English church’ in the Magna Carta), from Latin Anglicus, from Angli (see Angle).