Episcopacy

• (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.
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episcopacy

episcopate noun the collective body of bishops
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Episcopacy

E·pis'co·pa·cy noun [ See Episcopate .] 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.
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Episcopacy

Episcopacy is the system of church government in which bishops are established as distinct from and superior to priests or presbyters, there being in the church three distinct orders - deacons, priests, and bishops.
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episcopacy

in some Christian churches, the office of a bishop and the concomitant system of church government based on the three orders, or offices, of the ... [15 related articles]
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episcopacy

In the Christian church, a system of government in which administrative and spiritual power over a district (diocese) is held by a bishop. The Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and...
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episcopacy

In the Christian church, a system of government in which administrative and spiritual power over a district (diocese) is held by a bishop
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Episcopacy

The system of church polity whereby bishops serve as general superintendents and exercise certain authority within the denomination.
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