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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.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) the see, diocese, or office of a bishop
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bish•op•ric(ˈbɪʃ əp rɪk)
the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.
[before 900; Middle English bisshoprike, Old English biscoprīce]
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|Noun||1.||bishopric - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop|
archdiocese - the diocese of an archbishop
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
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bishopric[ˈbɪʃəprɪk] N → obispado m
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n (= diocese) → Bistum nt; (= function) → Bischofsamt nt
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bishopric[ˈbɪʃəprɪk] n → vescovado
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