Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The essence of the episcopacy.
  • n. The office of bishop.
  • n. The dignity or bearing of a bishop.

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Examples

  • The dean had been in the habit of regarding Dr Proudie as a man almost young for his age — having been in the habit of seeing him at his best, clothed in authority, redolent of the throne, conspicuous as regarded his apron and outward signs of episcopality.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • I have applied to the Registrar of Lincoln diocese, in which Hatfield was (until recently) locally situated, for a copy of the notarial act of consecration; but it appears that the register of Bishop Neile was taken away or destroyed in the Great Rebellion, and that, consequently, no record of his episcopality now exists at Lincoln.

    Notes and Queries, Number 34, June 22, 1850 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

  • The dean had been in the habit of regarding Dr Proudie as a man almost young for his age, -- having been in the habit of seeing him at his best, clothed in authority, redolent of the throne, conspicuous as regarded his apron and outward signs of episcopality.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

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