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1. The position, term, or office of a bishop.
2. The area of jurisdiction of a bishop; a diocese.
3. Bishops considered as a group. Also called episcopacy.
[Late Latin episcopātus, from episcopus, bishop; see bishop.]
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) bishops collectively
e•pis•co•pate(ɪˈpɪs kə pɪt, -ˌpeɪt)
1. the office, rank, or term of a bishop.
2. the order or body of bishops.
3. the diocese of a bishop.
Episcopatebishops collectively, 1842.
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|Noun||1.||episcopate - the term of office of a bishop|
|2.||episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop|
archdiocese - the diocese of an archbishop
see - the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
|3.||episcopate - the collective body of bishops|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
|4.||episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop|