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Episcopate  v. i.  (past & past part. episcopated; pres. part. episcopating)  To act as a bishop; to fill the office of a prelate. (Obs.) "Feeding the flock episcopating."

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"Episcopate" Quotes from Famous Books

... reasonable to assume this than to imagine, with Mr. French, that these three formed the entire British episcopate. And there is reason to suppose that York, London, and ...
— Early Britain—Roman Britain • Edward Conybeare

... mention of the name of Pius VII. "One of the contracting parties has disowned the Concordat," said the summons to attend; "the conduct that has been persevered in, in Germany for ten years past, has almost destroyed the episcopate in that part of Christendom; the Chapters have been disturbed in their rights, dark manoeuvres have been contrived, tending to excite discord and sedition among our subjects." It was in order to prevent ...
— Worlds Best Histories - France Vol 7 • M. Guizot and Madame Guizot De Witt

... a party in the Church of England. The Puritan party was the party of reform, and was strong in a deep fervor of religious conviction widely diffused among people and clergy, and extending to the highest places of the nobility and the episcopate. The anti-Puritan party was the conservative or reactionary party, strong in the vis inertiae, and in the king's pig-headed prejudices and his monstrous conceit of theological ability and supremacy in the church; ...
— A History of American Christianity • Leonard Woolsey Bacon

... brethren, and reformed the Franciscans, over whom he had been put despite frantic opposition. In the face of his own disinclination and determined refusal to accept the office, he was impelled, by means of a second papal bull, to accept the episcopate of Toledo, the highest ecclesiastical honor in Spain; but under his episcopal robes still wore his coarse monk's frock. The nobles of Castile were agreed to intrust that kingdom's affairs in his hands at the death of Philip, and after the death of Ferdinand the regency devolved upon him; ...
— A Hero and Some Other Folks • William A. Quayle

... and has not very much description, though its author was a great hand at this when and where he chose. It is simply the history of an ambitious, strong-willed, strong-minded, and violent-tempered priest in an out-of-the-way diocese, who strives for and attains the episcopate, and after it the archiepiscopate, and is left aspiring to the Papacy—which, considering the characters of the actual successors of Pius IX., the Abbe Capdepont[520] cannot have reached, in the fifty years (or nearly so) ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 - To the Close of the 19th Century • George Saintsbury

Words linked to "Episcopate" :   office, position, archdiocese, people, see, berth, bishopric, tenure, term of office, situation, jurisdiction, incumbency, bishopry

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