episcopate

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episcopate

1. the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
2. bishops collectively
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Unfortunately, these were the work of only 15 per cent of the bishops involved and, thus, cannot be considered as representative of the episcopate as a whole.
In the conclusion, as is the case throughout the book, Bergin presents a carefully nuanced description of the development of the French episcopate over the course of the years 1661-1715.
For instance, are such desicions imposed without consultation with the episcopate and without appropriate dialogue?
When this happens, in place of the dogmatic structure comprised of the pope and the rest of the episcopate, there emerges a new and threefold structure: the pope, the curia and the episcopate.
This volume of 216 acta, 98 of whch have not previously been printed, with 40 references to lost documents, covers the episcopates of five bishops of Winchester.