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English definition of “African Methodist Episcopal”

African Methodist Episcopal

adjective, noun [U]  /ˈæf·rɪ·kən ˈmeθ·ə·dɪst ɪˌpɪs·kəˈpeɪl·jən/ (abbreviation AME)
(a member) of a Christian religious group that is one of the Protestant churches: the oldest African Methodist Episcopal congregation in Orange County
(Definition of African Methodist Episcopal adjective, noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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