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Definition of Episcopacy:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

archdeacon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, canonry, diocese, glebe, archbishopric, archbishop, cardinal, parochial, pontificate, bishop, archdiocese, parish, abbot, deanery, presbytery, abbess, bishopric, canon.

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