• WordNet 3.6
    • n episcopate the office and dignity of a bishop
    • n episcopate the collective body of bishops
    • n episcopate the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
    • n episcopate the term of office of a bishop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Episcopate A bishopric; the office and dignity of a bishop.
    • Episcopate The collective body of bishops.
    • Episcopate The time of a bishop's rule.
    • v. i Episcopate To act as a bishop; to fill the office of a prelate. "Feeding the flock episcopating ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • episcopate To act as a bishop; fill the office of a prelate.
    • n episcopate The office and dignity of a bishop; a bishopric.
    • n episcopate The incumbency of a bishop.
    • n episcopate The order of bishops; the episcopal institution; a body of bishops.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Episcopate a bishopric: the office of a bishop: the order of bishops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. episcopatus, fr. episcopus,: cf. F. épiscopat,. See Bishop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. episcopatus—Gr. episkopos, an overseer.


In literature:

His duties as Bishop of Quebec had ended on January 25th preceding, the day of the episcopal consecration of M. de Saint-Vallier.
"The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval" by A. Leblond de Brumath
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
Suger was born in 1081, he and his brother, Alvise, who was Bishop of Arras, both being destined for the Episcopate.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
S., Rector of Episcopal Church, Key West, Fla. 320 KNOX, GEO.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
E. A. WASHBURNE, D.D., Episcopal.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Added to these difficulties, the episcopal manors had been plundered and the accounts were terribly muddled.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
The Sabbath she was baptized into the faith of the Episcopal Church, Rev.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
His house stood about where St. Mark's (Episcopal) Church is now located.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Roger de Skerning occupied the episcopal chair, and the prior was one William de Brunham, a man of fierce and truculent disposition.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
Long black cassock, easily obtained from an Episcopal choir.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
His episcopal visitations were annual.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
During his episcopate he was frequently non-resident.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
Then the conversation, having reached an impasse, turned of necessity and they were off once more upon matters episcopal.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
He is rector of Grace Episcopal church there and his wife used to belong to Father's church in Morristown, N. J.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
His earnest prayer was answered in 1822, when at the age of forty years he was called to the episcopate as bishop of Calcutta.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
Erivan is an Armenian episcopal see, and has a theological seminary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The church recognized the situation and the Episcopal church especially gave itself easily to this new conception.
"The Negro in the South" by Booker T. Washington
In August, 1818, they united with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
The Bishop and his brother, the Deemster, got on their horses, and turned their heads toward the episcopal palace.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Was the priest or bishop, whose ordination was due to simony, actually in the possession of the sacerdotal or episcopal power or not?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

Passing heaths, and the House of Long Sieging,
I neared the thin steeple
That tops the fair fane of Poore's olden
Episcopal see;
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
He waved his episcopal hand, and smiled,
And the ground was spread like a banquet-table!
"Here is much good food for each hungry child,
And I hope you will eat as long as you're able.
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

All Saint's Episcopal Church taking reservations for Thanksgiving dinners for senior citizens, homebound .
All Saint's Episcopal Church will sponsor the Thanksgiving meals for senior citizens who are home-bound.
In 1896, St Luke's Episcopal Church was relocated from Dungeness and found a new home on North Sequim Avenue.
Text of the homily of former Sen John Danforth, the Episcopal minister who officiated over Friday's funeral of former President Reagan, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc.
Azariah, who in May became vicar of St George's Episcopal Church in Riverside, is now preparing for an interdenominational and multilingual pre-Christmas candlelight service.
Isle of Wight overcome in final minutes by Va. Episcopal Saturday roundup.
LAUREN WOOD/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Members of the Mississippi State Society of the National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century walk into St Paul's Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon in Woodville.
With bagpipes, kilts and haggis, St Luke's Episcopal Church continued its annual Kirkin O' the Tartan.
NORMAN — The Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums band raised the roof and the spirits of congregants Sunday at St Michael's Episcopal Church when they celebrated the Feast of St Andrew.
Episcopal Church approves liturgy for same-sex unions.
Peter's Episcopal Church in Niagara Falls, NY.
Gene Robinson was the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.
Susan Russell, president of a national Episcopal gay rights advocacy organization.
Florida's Kissing Priest Ignites Catholic-Episcopal Row.
Square dancing will be at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 827 Church St, Honesdale, will begin on Sept 22.