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.
In fact he once called Newman "the most dangerous man in England." 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."