what is difference between diocese and episcopate
- diœcese (archaic)
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”).
- IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ.ə.sɪs/, /-siːz/
diocese (plural dioceses)
- Administrative division of the later Roman Empire, starting with the tetrarchy.
- (religion) Region administered by a bishop.
- (religion): archdiocese
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diocese f (plural dioceses)
- (religion) diocese (region administered by a bishop)
- Synonym: sé
From Late Latin episcopatus, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, “watching over”).
- IPA(key): /ɪˈpɪskəpət/
episcopate (plural episcopates)
- Bishops seen as a group.
- The American Roman Catholic episcopate regularly meets together.
- The tenure in office of a bishop.
- Bishop Smith’s episcopate ran for more than 30 years.
- (rare) A bishop’s jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.
- bishopdom, bishophood, bishopric, episcopacy
episcopate (third-person singular simple present episcopates, present participle episcopating, simple past and past participle episcopated)
- (intransitive) To act as a bishop.