episcopate

Definitions of episcopate
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n the office and dignity of a bishop

Synonyms:
bishopry
Type of:
berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot
a job in an organization

n the term of office of a bishop

Type of:
incumbency, tenure, term of office
the term during which some position is held

n the collective body of bishops

Synonyms:
episcopacy
Type of:
people
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

n the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop

Synonyms:
bishopric, diocese
Types:
archdiocese
the diocese of an archbishop
eparchy, exarchate
a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Type of:
jurisdiction
in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

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