HyperDic: episcopate

English > 4 senses of the word episcopate:
NOUNtimeepiscopatethe term of office of a bishop
locationepiscopate, diocese, bishopricthe territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
groupepiscopate, episcopacythe collective body of bishops
actepiscopate, bishoprythe office and dignity of a bishop
English > episcopate: 4 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe term of office of a bishop.
Broadertenure, term of office, incumbencyThe term during which some position is held
Spanishepiscopado
English > episcopate: 4 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe territorial jurisdiction of a bishop.
Synonymsdiocese, bishopric
PartsparishThe local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor
seeThe seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
NarrowerarchdioceseThe diocese of an archbishop
eparchy, exarchateA diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
BroaderjurisdictionIn law
Spanishdiócesi, diócesis, episcopado, obispado
Catalanbisbat, diòcesi, episcopat
English > episcopate: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe collective body of bishops.
Synonymepiscopacy
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishepiscopado
English > episcopate: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe office and dignity of a bishop.
Synonymbishopry
Broaderposition, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization
Spanishepiscopado, obispado
Catalanbisbat, episcopat

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