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episcopalism

[ ih-pis-kuh-puh-liz-uhm ]
/ ɪˈpɪs kə pəˌlɪz əm /
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noun

the theory of church polity according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the episcopal order as a whole, and not in any individual except by delegation.

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British Dictionary definitions for episcopalism

episcopalism
/ (ɪˈpɪskəpəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the belief that a Church should be governed by bishops
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