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bishopric

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noun bish·op·ric \ˈbi-shə-(ˌ)prik\

Simple Definition of bishopric

  • : the area a bishop is in charge of

  • : the position of bishop

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bishopric

  1. 1 :  diocese

  2. 2 :  the office of bishop

  3. 3 :  the administrative body of a Mormon ward consisting of a bishop and two high priests as counselors

Examples of bishopric in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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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