episcopate

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noun epis·co·pate \i-ˈpi-skə-pət, -ˌpāt\

Definition of episcopate

  1. 1 :  the rank or office of or term of as a bishop

  2. 2 :  diocese

  3. 3 :  the body of bishops (as in a country)

1641

First Known Use of episcopate

1641


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