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episcopize

[ih-pis-kuh-pahyz]
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verb (used with object), e·pis·co·pized, e·pis·co·piz·ing.
  1. to make a bishop of.
  2. to convert to Episcopalianism.
verb (used without object), e·pis·co·pized, e·pis·co·piz·ing.
  1. to function as a bishop.
Also especially British, e·pis·co·pise.

Origin of episcopize

First recorded in 1640–50; episcop(al) + -ize
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