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e·pis·co·pa·cy / iˈpiskəpəsē/ • n. (pl. -cies) government of a church by bishops. ∎  (the episcopacy) the bishops of a region or church collectively. ∎ another term for episcopate.

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Episcopacy

Episcopacy. The system of church government by bishops (episcopoi). Anglican churches are, specifically, known as ‘Episcopal’ or ‘Episcopalian’, as in ECUSA, the Episcopal Church of the United States.

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episcopacy

episcopacy the government of a Church by bishops. The word comes (in the mid 17th century) from ecclesiastical Latin episcopatus ‘episcopate, the office of a bishop’, on the pattern of prelacy.

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