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bishopric

noun bish·op·ric \ˈbi-shə-(ˌ)prik\

: the area a bishop is in charge of

: the position of bishop

Full Definition of BISHOPRIC

1
:  diocese
2
:  the office of bishop
3
:  the administrative body of a Mormon ward consisting of a bishop and two high priests as counselors

Examples of BISHOPRIC

  1. He was elected to the bishopric at the turn of the century.

Origin of BISHOPRIC

Middle English bisshopriche, from Old English bisceoprīce, from bisceop + rīce kingdom — more at rich
First Known Use: before 12th century

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