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Meaning of EPISCOPACY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*pis"co*pa*cy\, n. [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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