Titular bishop

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(R. C. Ch.) a term officially substituted in 1882 for bishop in partibus.
- Shipley.
See under Bishop.

See also: Bishop, Titular

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He suffered one bitter disappointment over Cardinal Wiseman's plan to secure him a titular bishopric and thus give him the same status as the Irish bishops; despite his own objections to ecclesiastical distinctions, he indicated that he would be willing to accept this one if it were offered to him.
He did offer Newman a titular bishopric, but the latter declined it--"He wants to put me in the House of Lords and muzzle me.