from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The position, term, or office of a bishop.
- n. The area of jurisdiction of a bishop; a diocese.
- n. Bishops considered as a group. Also called episcopacy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Bishops seen as a group.
- n. The tenure in office of a bishop.
- n. A bishop's jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bishopric; the office and dignity of a bishop.
- n. The collective body of bishops.
- n. The time of a bishop's rule.
- intransitive v. To act as a bishop; to fill the office of a prelate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act as a bishop; fill the office of a prelate.
- n. The office and dignity of a bishop; a bishopric.
- n. The incumbency of a bishop.
- n. The order of bishops; the episcopal institution; a body of bishops.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the office and dignity of a bishop
- n. the collective body of bishops
- n. the term of office of a bishop
- n. the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
Late Latin episcopātus, from episcopus, bishop; see bishop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)