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


A bishopric; the office and dignity of a bishop.


The collective body of bishops.


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.


Feeding the flock episcopating. Milton.


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