episcopacy

noun
epis·co·pa·cy | \i-ˈpi-skə-pə-sē \
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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