Definitions for bishopricˈbɪʃ əp rɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bish•op•ricˈbɪʃ əp rɪk(n.)

  1. the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.

    Category: Religion

Origin of bishopric:

bef. 900; ME bisshoprike, OE biscoprīce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diocese, bishopric, episcopate(noun)

    the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop


  1. bishopric(Noun)

    A diocese or region of a church which a bishop governs.

  2. bishopric(Noun)

    The office or function of being a bishop

  3. Origin: bisceoprice, equivalent to (compare German Reich).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bishopric(noun)

    a diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends

  2. Bishopric(noun)

    the office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or presbyter


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