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e•pis•co•pa•cy



Pronunciation: (i-pis'ku-pu-sē), [key]
n.,
pl. -cies.

1. government of the church by bishops; church government in which there are three distinct orders of ministers, namely bishops, priests or presbyters, and deacons.
2. episcopate.

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