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evangelical Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels
    • evangelical Christianity
    • an ultraconservative evangelical message
  2. adjective of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
  3. adjective satellite marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
    evangelistic.
WordNet

E`van*gel"ic*al adjective
Definitions
  1. Contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the evangelical history.
  2. Belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in, the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as, evangelical religion.
  3. Earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in interpreting Christian doctrine; preëminetly orthodox; -- technically applied to that party in the Church of England, and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, which holds the doctrine of "Justification by Faith alone"; the Low Church party. The term is also applied to other religion bodies not regarded as orthodox.
E`van*gel"ic*al noun
Definitions
  1. One of evangelical principles.

Webster 1913