The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Evangelical \E`van*gel"ic*al\, a.
1. Contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the
2. Belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in,
the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as,
3. Earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in
interpreting Christian doctrine; pre["e]minently 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
religious bodies not regarded as orthodox.
4. Having or characterized by a zealous, crusading enthusiasm
for a cause.
5. Adhering to a form of Christianity characterized by a
conservative interpretation of the bible, but disavowing
the label 'bdfundamentalist`'b8.
Evangelical Alliance, an alliance for mutual strengthening
and common work, comprising Christians of different
denominations and countries, organized in Liverpool,
England, in 1845.
(a) The Protestant Church in Germany.
(b) A church founded by a fusion of Lutherans and
Calvinists in Germany in 1817.
Evangelical Union, a religious sect founded in Scotland in
1843 by the Rev. James Morison; -- called also