Definition of monepiscopacy in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɒnɪˈpɪskəpəsi/


Christian Church
  • A system of Church government in which a diocese (in the early Church, a local congregation) is overseen by a single bishop; the exclusive authority of the bishop in governing a diocese under this system.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Gore (1853–1932), bishop of Oxford. From mono- + episcopacy.