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episcopalism

[ih-pis-kuh-puh-liz-uh m]
noun
  1. 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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Origin of episcopalism

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Historical Examples

  • Episcopalism sought revenge on its opponent, and it triumphed.

    Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers

    Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts


British Dictionary definitions for episcopalism

episcopalism

noun
  1. the belief that a Church should be governed by bishops
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