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  • Bishopric — may refer to: *Diocese an ecclesiastical region run by a bishop in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Anglican and some Lutheran churches. *Bishopric (political) an area, historically most common within the Holy Roman Empire, where a bishop… …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopric — Bish op*ric, n. [AS. bisceopr[=i]ce; bisceop bishop + r[=i]ce dominion. See { ric}.] 1. A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends. [1913 Webster] 2. The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bishopric — (n.) O.E. bisceoprice diocese, province of a bishop, from BISHOP (Cf. bishop) + rice realm, dominion, province (see REGAL (Cf. regal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bishopric — ► NOUN 1) the office or rank of a bishop. 2) a diocese …   English terms dictionary

  • bishopric — [bish′əp rik] n. [ME bischopriche < OE bisceoprice < bisceop (see BISHOP) + rice: see ARCHBISHOPRIC] 1. the church district controlled by a bishop; diocese 2. the office, authority, or rank of a bishop …   English World dictionary

  • bishopric — UK [ˈbɪʃəprɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms bishopric : singular bishopric plural bishoprics a) all the churches in an area for which a bishop is responsible b) the job of a bishop …   English dictionary

  • bishopric — [[t]bɪ̱ʃəprɪk[/t]] bishoprics N COUNT A bishopric is the area for which a bishop is responsible, or the rank or office of being a bishop …   English dictionary

  • bishopric — noun Etymology: Middle English bisshopriche, from Old English bisceoprīce, from bisceop + rīce kingdom more at rich Date: before 12th century 1. diocese 2. the office of bishop 3. the administrative body of a Mormon ward consisting of a bishop… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bishopric — /bish euhp rik/, n. the see, diocese, or office of a bishop. [bef. 900; ME bisshoprike, OE biscoprice, equiv. to biscop BISHOP + rice realm; see RICH] * * * …   Universalium

  • bishopric — noun /ˈbɪʃ.ə.pɹɪk/ a) A diocese or region of a church which a bishop governs. b) The office or function of being a bishop Syn: diocese See Also: archbishopric …   Wiktionary

  • bishopric — Synonyms and related words: Kreis, abbacy, aedileship, archbishopric, archdeaconry, archdiocese, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopdom, borough, canonicate, canonry, canton, cardinalship, chairmanship …   Moby Thesaurus

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