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Episcopal

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Epíscopal. adj. [from episcopus, Latin.]

  1. Belonging to a bishop.

    The apostle commands Titus not only to be a pattern of good works himself, but to use his episcopal authority in exhorting every rank and order of men. Rogers's Sermons.

  2. Vested in a bishop.

    The plot of discipline sought to erect a popular authority of elders, and to take away episcopal jurisdiction. Hooker.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Rogers, John (38)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Episcopal." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4273.


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