Definitions for: Bishopric


[n] the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop



Webster (1913) Definition: Bish"op*ric, n. [AS. bisceopr[=i]ce; bisceop bishop
+ r[=i]ce dominion. See -ric.]
1. A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a
bishop extends.

2. The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle,
bishop, or presbyter. --Acts i. 20.

Synonyms: diocese

See Also: archdiocese, eparchy, jurisdiction, parish, see

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