from The Century Dictionary.

  • By episcopal agency or authority; in an episcopal manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By episcopal authority; in an episcopal manner.

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  • adverb By episcopal authority.


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episcopal +‎ -ly


  • Thus episcopally and royally blessed, Prior Robert led his party on the last stage of their journey, a little too easily convinced that his progress was being divinely smoothed, and would be so to its triumphant end.

    A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • In fine, success must infallibly attend this special priesthood (whether episcopally "ordained" or not) of all races, all colours, all tongues whatsoever, since their lives reflect their teachings and their teachings reflect their lives.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • Munster, on 3 August, 1899, and approved episcopally in 1900.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • If not consecrated episcopally, they have not the power to exercise those functions of consecrating oils, etc., which are referred to the episcopal order only analogously.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • But the hypothesis that wherever communities which are not episcopally organized are to be found throughout the third century, they are to be considered as having retained the primitive organization — this hypothesis, I repeat, is not merely incapable of proof, but incorrect.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Apart from that province, we may say that Christian communities, not episcopally organized, were quite infrequent throughout the East and the West alike during the years that elapsed between Antoninus Pius and Constantine.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Does the number of communities which were episcopally organized actually denote the number of the communities in general, or were there, either as a rule or in a large number of provinces, any considerable number of communities which possessed no bishops of their own, but had only presbyters or deacons, and depended upon an outside bishop?

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • We conclude, then, that wherever communities, episcopally governed, were scanty, Christians were also scanty upon the whole; while, if a town had no bishop at all, the number of local Christians was insignificant.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Mr. Elliot's being mercifully inclined to omit the Athanasian Creed, prompted him most episcopally from the pew with a "whereas;" and further on in the Creed, when the benign reader substituted the word _condemnation_ for the terrible one -- "Damnation!" exclaimed the bishop.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • Roundhead who named all his children after Solomon's singers, and talked in the House of Commons about seeking the Lord, might be an unprincipled villain whose religious mummeries only aggravated his guilt; but a man who took off his hat when he passed a church episcopally consecrated must be a good man, a pious man, a man of good principles.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness


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