E*pis"co*pate (?), n. [L. episcopatus, fr. episcopus: cf. F. 'episcopat. See Bishop.]

1.

A bishopric; the office and dignity of a bishop.

2.

The collective body of bishops.

3.

The time of a bishop's rule.

 

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E*pis"co*pate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Episcopated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Episcopating.]

To act as a bishop; to fill the office of a prelate.

[Obs.]

Feeding the flock episcopating. Milton.

 

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