The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
House of Bishops
The upper House of the General Convention in which all Diocesan, Coadjutor and Missionary Bishops have seats, representing their own Order. The term is often used as a collective name for all the Bishops of the American Church. (See GENERAL CONVENTION.)
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'House of Bishops'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/h/house-of-bishops.html. 1901.