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bish·op·ric

 (bĭsh′ə-prĭk)
n.
1. The office or rank of a bishop.
2. The diocese of a bishop.

[Middle English bishoprik, from Old English bisceoprīce, the diocese of a bishop : bisceop, bishop; see bishop + rīce, realm; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

bishopric

(ˈbɪʃəprɪk)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the see, diocese, or office of a bishop

bish•op•ric

(ˈbɪʃ əp rɪk)

n.
the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.
[before 900; Middle English bisshoprike, Old English biscoprīce]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bishopric - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishopbishopric - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
archdiocese - the diocese of an archbishop
exarchate, eparchy - a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
see - the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
parish - the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

bishopric

noun diocese, see, primacy, episcopate, episcopacy Do you think I should resign from the bishopric?
Translations
hiippakunta
biskupstwodiecezja

bishopric

[ˈbɪʃəprɪk] Nobispado m

bishopric

[ˈbɪʃəprɪk] n
(= diocese) → évêché m
(= office of bishop) → épiscopat m

bishopric

n (= diocese)Bistum nt; (= function)Bischofsamt nt

bishopric

[ˈbɪʃəprɪk] nvescovado
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This lady lived with her maternal uncle, a former grand-vicar of the bishopric of Seez, once her guardian, and whose heir she was.
He sees us on the road which leads him to a bishopric, and perhaps will not be sorry to get us out of his way.
In truth, Monsieur le Docteur Coictier, I felt great joy on learning of the bishopric given your nephew, my reverend seigneur Pierre Verse.
But in among the gold they found a paper, and this Will Scarlet read in a loud voice, and all heard that this money was the rental and fines and forfeits from certain estates belonging to the Bishopric of Hereford.
Despite his political success, Swift was still unable to secure the definite object of his ambition, a bishopric in England, since the levity with which he had treated holy things in 'A Tale of a Tub' had hopelessly prejudiced Queen Anne against him and the ministers could not act altogether in opposition to her wishes.
alternately; he promised Mole a bishopric if he would come over, and vowed he would use all his influence to get Trail a cardinal's hat if he would secede.
The 2014 ordinations also included the establishment of new Bishoprics in Cairo in the districts of Moqattam, Maadi, Ain Shams, and others.
Some of the groups of people within the first category are soldiers, children who are being cared for by the social welfare services, people who are being held at the Menoyia detention centre, prisoners, people in the Ayios Charalambos shelter in Larnaca, and priests and metropolis employees for the Larnaca and Kiti bishoprics.
According to a press release issued Wednesday by the organizers of the event, the goods were distributed to 29 institutions, organizations , Town Halls, Unions and Bishoprics in all towns.
The Monita Secreta (' secret instructions') laid down a series of methods by which members of the Society of Jesus were supposed to increase their own power, wealth and influence: convincing landed men to enter the order and endow their estates, elevating society members to bishoprics, discrediting members of other orders and always promoting a reputation of poverty and piety.
In this regard, Gemayel assured that Beirut Maronite and Orthodox bishoprics will do the best they can to ease the pain and lessen the burden upon the aggrieved families' shoulders.
He also thinks it might be a good idea if the Pope considered non-Irish candidates for bishoprics, men of missionary zeal as Ireland is now "mission territory.