1) investigation, inspection, visitation
1a) that act by which God looks into and searches out the ways, deeds character, of men, in order to adjudge them their lot accordingly, whether joyous or sad
1b1) overseership, office, charge, the office of an elder
1b2) the overseer or presiding officers of a Christian church
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 2:606, 244
From G1980; inspection (for relief); by implication superintendence; specifically the Christian "episcopate": - the office of a "bishop", bishoprick, visitation.
|c position of responsibility||35.40|
|b office as a church leader||53.69|
These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.
Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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