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Meaning of BISHOPRIC

Pronunciation:  'bishuprik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
 

BISHOPRIC is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: diocese
 
 See Also: archdiocese, eparchy, jurisdiction, parish, see

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

2. The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle,
   bishop, or presbyter. --Acts i. 20.

 
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