Examples from literature
- It is the only episcopal city whose cathedral was left standing in the rage of Reformation.
- Monasteries sought to be independent of all foreign control and of episcopal jurisdiction.
- One day a troop of hungry beggars came crowding to the episcopal palace crying for food.
- The arbitration of bishops had the force of positive law, and judges were instructed to execute the episcopal decrees.
- The town was for several centuries an episcopal see.