noun, plural e·pis·co·pa·cies.
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The episcopacy stood for the rights of the Pope, on the one hand, and the rights of the people, on the other.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
The Banner's chief antagonist was the Church, a paper equally devoted to episcopacy and monarchy.George Brown|John Lewis
Owing to the conditions of society and of the episcopacy, the cloister then was chief patron of art.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
His services to the cause of episcopacy and monarchy were so highly valued that he was made master of the Temple.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
In fact, episcopacy in New England was still weak, and its greater part was concentrated in Boston itself.The Siege of Boston|Allen French