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.
Furthermore, he held the opinion that the Church of England had come to America "to episcopize rather than gospelize," and the forcefulness of his conviction soon came to exercise an influence in public affairs.