Episcopacy meaning

ĭ-pĭskə-pə-sē
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A system of church government in which bishops are the chief clerics.
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The system of church government by bishops.
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Government of the church by bishops.
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Bishops collectively; episcopate.
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Origin of episcopacy

  • From episcopate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin episcopātus.

    From Wiktionary