What does BISHOPRIC mean?

BISHOPRIC meaning in General Dictionary

A diocese the area over that the jurisdiction of a bishop extends

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  • the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
  • A diocese; the area over which the jurisdiction of a bishop runs.
  • any office of a spiritual overseer, since an apostle, bishop, or presbyter.

BISHOPRIC meaning in Law Dictionary

In ecclesiastical legislation. The diocese of a bishop, or the circuit by which he's jurisdiction; any office of a bishop. 1 Bl. Comm. 377-382.


BISHOPRIC meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bisceoprice "diocese, province of a bishop," from bishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).


BISHOPRIC meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends.

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  • (n.) The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or presbyter.

Sentence Examples with the word BISHOPRIC

In March of the following year he accepted the deanery of Westminster, and in October the bishopric of Oxford.

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