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Episcopacy

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Epíscopacy. n.s. [episcopatus, Latin.] The government of bishops; the government of the church established by the apostles.

They durst not contest with the assembly in jurisdiction; so that there was little more than the name of episcopacy preserved. Clarendon.

Prelacy itself cannot be proved by prescription, since episcopacy is not prescribed by any time whatsoever. Ayliffe's Par.

Sources: Ayliffe, John (43) · Clarendon, Edward (73)

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