Definition of episcopate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    episcopate

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪˈpɪskəpət//
     
    [usually singular](religion)
     
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  1. 1the episcopate the bishops of a particular church or area
  2. 2the job of bishop or the period of time during which someone is bishop
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