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Bishop meaning

bishop - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
  2. 2. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  3. 3. In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
  4. 4. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  5. 5. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  6. 6. An old name for a woman's bustle.
  7. 7. To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  8. 8. To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
  9. 9. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
  10. 10. The head of a diocese.

bishop - examples of usage

  1. " I heard M'sieur the Bishop. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The Bishop was wrong. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. That's what the Bishop said. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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