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n. pl. e·pis·co·pa·cies
1. See episcopate.
2. A system of church government in which bishops are the chief clerics.
n, pl -cies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) government of a Church by bishops
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for episcopate
e•pis•co•pa•cy(ɪˈpɪs kə pə si)
n., pl. -cies.
1. government of the church by bishops.