government of the church by bishops; church government in which there are three distinct orders of ministers, namely bishops, priests or presbyters, and deacons.
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How to use episcopacy in a sentence
John Penry, an English controversial writer, executed for heresy against the episcopacy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
In the summer season Bishop Cautin inhabited a villa situated not far from the city of Clermont, the seat of his episcopacy.The Poniard's Hilt | Eugne Sue
Apart altogether, however, from the question of orders, episcopacy represents a very special conception of the Christian Church.
episcopacy, as it had existed, had few supporters in England outside the ranks of the bishops.The Digger Movement in the Days of the Commonwealth | Lewis H. Berens
They were met by open rebellion on the part of the Prussian episcopacy.A History of Germany | Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for episcopacy
government of a Church by bishops
another word for episcopate
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