diocese vs episcopate what difference

what is difference between diocese and episcopate

English

Alternative forms

  • diœcese (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English diocise, from Old French diocese, from Late Latin diocēsis, from Latin dioecēsis (district under a governor), from Ancient Greek διοίκησις (dioíkēsis, internal administration).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ.ə.sɪs/, /-siːz/

Noun

diocese (plural dioceses)

  1. Administrative division of the later Roman Empire, starting with the tetrarchy.
  2. (religion) Region administered by a bishop.

Hyponyms

  • (religion): archdiocese

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • parish

References

  • diocese on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Portuguese

Noun

diocese f (plural dioceses)

  1. (religion) diocese (region administered by a bishop)
    Synonym:


English

Etymology

From Late Latin episcopatus, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, watching over).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈpɪskəpət/

Noun

episcopate (plural episcopates)

  1. Bishops seen as a group.
    The American Roman Catholic episcopate regularly meets together.
  2. The tenure in office of a bishop.
    Bishop Smith’s episcopate ran for more than 30 years.
  3. (rare) A bishop’s jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.

Synonyms

  • bishopdom, bishophood, bishopric, episcopacy

Translations

Verb

episcopate (third-person singular simple present episcopates, present participle episcopating, simple past and past participle episcopated)

  1. (intransitive) To act as a bishop.

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