Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. survey; superintendence
  • n. episcopacy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Survey; superintendence.
  • n. Episcopacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Survey; superintendence; search.
  • n. Episcopacy.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, "overseer, bishop") +‎ -y. See bishop. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now committed to voluminous and arduous prose writing, he keeps his biographers busy with attacks on prelatical episcopy and tracts on church government, but he did not forget his ambition for poetry and fame; hence his autobiographical digression in The Reason of Church-government (1642), which gives an account of his youthful travels and studies, and asserts his claim to be a poet of achievement, continuing promise, and ultimate fame.

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