episcopize

episcopize

(ɛˈpɪskəˌpaɪz) or

episcopise

vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) to make, rule as, or perform the duties of a bishop
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When the Privy Council in Britain declined to grant the charter in August 1767, on the advice of the Governor's Council and the Bishop of London, Presbyterian partisans concluded that the refusal was part of the SPG campaign to episcopize British North America.