Definitions of episcopate
  1. noun
    the office and dignity of a bishop
    synonyms: bishopry
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    type of:
    berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot
    a job in an organization
  2. noun
    the term of office of a bishop
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    type of:
    incumbency, tenure, term of office
    the term during which some position is held
  3. noun
    the collective body of bishops
    synonyms: episcopacy
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    type of:
    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
  4. noun
    the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
    synonyms: bishopric, diocese
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    the diocese of an archbishop
    eparchy, exarchate
    a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    type of:
    in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
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