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e•van•gel•i•cal /ˌivænˈdʒɛlɪkəl, ˌɛvən-/USA pronunciation adj. 
    Also, ˌe•vanˈgel•ic.
  1. Religionrelating to or in keeping with the Gospels.
  2. Religionbelonging to or referring to the Christian churches that emphasize the authority of the Scriptures and personal conversion through faith in Christ.
  3. Religionhaving strong or intense enthusiasm for a cause.

n. [countable]
  • Religiona person who belongs to an evangelical church or organization.
  • e•van•gel•i•cal•ism,n.  [uncountable]

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    evangelical /ˌiːvænˈdʒɛlɪkəl/ adj
    1. of, based upon, or following from the Gospels
    2. denoting or relating to any of certain Protestant sects or parties, which emphasize the importance of personal conversion and faith in atonement through the death of Christ as a means of salvation
    3. another word for evangelistic
    1. an upholder of evangelical doctrines or a member of an evangelical sect or party, esp the Low-Church party of the Church of England

    ˌevanˈgelicalism n ˌevanˈgelically adv

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