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[ih-pis-kuh-pit, -peyt] /ɪˈpɪs kə pɪt, -ˌpeɪt/

the office and dignity of a bishop; bishopric.
the order or body of bishops.
the incumbency of a bishop.
the diocese of a bishop.
/ɪˈpɪskəpɪt; -ˌpeɪt/
the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
bishops collectively


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