bishopstool

noun
bishop·​stool

Definition of bishopstool

archaic
: a bishop's seat or see

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History and Etymology for bishopstool

Middle English bisshopstol, from Old English bisceopstōl, from bisceop bishop + stōl stool, throne, see

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“Bishopstool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bishopstool. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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