Boy bishop

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a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated.

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But Labour's Frank Field fears boy bishops will use technicalities to keep the gals out whatever they say.
A range of performances are covered in addition to formal theatre, and attention is drawn to coherent traditions involving Boy Bishops, Paschal liturgical dramas, church ales, civic processions, and mock battles.
there's a long and popular history of Boy Bishops in the Church which has been "rediscovered" in recent years.