episcopalism

[ih-pis-kuh-puh-liz-uh m]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. episcopal,
  2. episcopal church,
  3. episcopal church in america,
  4. episcopal vicar,
  5. episcopalian,
  6. episcopate,
  7. episcope,
  8. episcopize,
  9. episcotister,
  10. episematic

Origin of episcopalism


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British Dictionary definitions for episcopalism

episcopalism

noun

the belief that a Church should be governed by bishops
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