The definition of an episcopate is the position or term of office of a bishop, or a group of bishops.
An example of an episcopate is a Christian bishop.
- the position, rank, or term of office of a bishop
- a bishop's see
- bishops collectively
Origin of episcopatesee episcopacy
- The position, term, or office of a bishop.
- The area of jurisdiction of a bishop; a diocese.
- Bishops considered as a group. Also called episcopacy.
Origin of episcopateLate Latin episcopatus, from episcopus, bishop; see bishop.