episcopate

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin episcopatus, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, watching over).

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episcopate (plural episcopates)

  1. Bishops seen as a group.
    The American Roman Catholic episcopate regularly meets together.
  2. The tenure in office of a bishop.
    Bishop Smith's episcopate ran for more than 30 years.
  3. (rare) A bishop's jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.

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episcopate (third-person singular simple present episcopates, present participle episcopating, simple past and past participle episcopated)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a bishop.