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e•pis•co•pal•ism



Pronunciation: (i-pis'ku-pu-liz"um), [key]
n.
the theory of church polity according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the episcopal order as a whole, and not in any individual except by delegation.

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EpiscopalianEpiscopal vicar

 

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