Definition of Episcopacy

1. Noun. The collective body of bishops.

Exact synonyms: Episcopate
Generic synonyms: People



Definition of Episcopacy

1. n. Government of the church by bishops; church government by three distinct orders of ministers -- bishops, priests, and deacons -- of whom the bishops have an authority superior and of a different kind.

Definition of Episcopacy

1. Noun. Government of the church by bishops. ¹

2. Noun. Bishops collectively; episcopate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Episcopacy

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Literary usage of Episcopacy

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"episcopacy is held as essential to the Church as the sacraments; the Church can ... The Eastern Church holds likewise to the divine origin of episcopacy, ..."

2. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"at the Restoration, Pym expressed an opinion that CHAP, i. it was not the intention of the House to abolish iwb-i, either episcopacy or the Book of Common ..."

3. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1870)
"The change from the primitive episcopacy was after Christianity became the religion of the empire, when the government of the Church was fashioned after the ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1895)
"As a simple matter of history, the episcopacy which was adopted at the ... What were the chief distinctive features of the Methodist episcopacy in the days ..."

5. Memoirs of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America by William White (1820)
"Of the Measures taken to Obtain the episcopacy. The expression should be noticed, on account of the pretence made by some, that the episcopal church in the ..."

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