What does the word Episcopacy mean?

Usage examples for Episcopacy

  1. Of this number only one hundred million are non- Episcopal, so that we may conclude from the universal acceptance of Episcopacy before the Reformation and from the large preponderance of adherents to this form of Church government at this present time,- from these facts we may safely conclude that Episcopacy is in accordance with the mind of the Master. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  2. Episcopacy is a good thing; but it may happen that a bishop is not a good thing. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  3. Charles, who hoped to enlist the sympathy of the Scots in his struggle with the English Parliament, paid a second visit to Edinburgh, where he gave his assent to the abolition of Episcopacy, and to the repeal of the Acts which had given rise to the dispute. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait