Definition of bishopric noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɪʃəprɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪʃəprɪk//
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  1. 1the position of a bishop
  2. 2the district for which a bishop is responsible synonym diocese
  3. Word Origin Old English bisceoprīce, from bisceop (based on Greek episkopos ‘overseer’, from epi ‘above’ + -skopos ‘-looking’) + rīce ‘realm’.
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