episcopacy

noun
epis·​co·​pa·​cy | \ i-ˈpi-skə-pə-sē How to pronounce episcopacy (audio) \
plural episcopacies

Definition of episcopacy

1 : government of the church by bishops or by a hierarchy

First Known Use of episcopacy

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of episcopacy was in 1641

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