Definition of Bishopric

1. Noun. The territorial jurisdiction of a bishop.

Exact synonyms: Diocese, Episcopate
Specialized synonyms: Archdiocese, Eparchy, Exarchate
Terms within: See, Parish
Generic synonyms: Jurisdiction
Derivative terms: Diocesan



Definition of Bishopric

1. n. A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends.

Definition of Bishopric

1. Noun. A diocese or region of a church which a bishop governs. ¹

2. Noun. The office or function of being a bishop ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bishopric

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bishopric

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bishopric (current term)
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bisimide

Literary usage of Bishopric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"Basel, bishopric of. Bamberg, bishopric of. Bavarians, Conversion of the. ... Breslau, bishopric of. Brixen. bishopric of. Bruno of Cologne. ..."

2. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"No worse a man than St. Dunstan himself had the bishopric of Worcester, and London with it, ... Why Latimer was not restored to the bishopric of Worcester. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The bishopric of Posen (Lat., Pos- nania; Polish, Poznan) was founded in 968 ... Posen continued to be the only bishopric in Poland until the Diocese of ..."

4. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"About this time the old abbey of Ely was advanced into a new bishopric, ... taken from the bishopric of Lincoln ; out of which Henry I. carved one, ..."

5. The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the by Joseph Haydn (1851)
"474 bishopric of Down and Connor - - 476 bishopric of Dromore . ... 469 bishopric of Elphin ... 483 bishopric of Kildare bishopric of ..."

6. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"THE bishopric OF SOMERSET AND THE ABBEY OP BATH. Malmesbury a new turn, ... The transfer of the bishopric to Bath and the union of the abbey with the ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"of the East-Saxon bishopric of London, he South-Saxons received the faith ... then in retirement at Ripon, to accept the Mercian bishopric, but failed ..."

8. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"Basel, bishopric of. Bamberg, bishopric of. Bavarians, Conversion of the. ... Breslau, bishopric of. Brixen. bishopric of. Bruno of Cologne. ..."

9. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"No worse a man than St. Dunstan himself had the bishopric of Worcester, and London with it, ... Why Latimer was not restored to the bishopric of Worcester. ..."

10. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The bishopric of Posen (Lat., Pos- nania; Polish, Poznan) was founded in 968 ... Posen continued to be the only bishopric in Poland until the Diocese of ..."

11. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"About this time the old abbey of Ely was advanced into a new bishopric, ... taken from the bishopric of Lincoln ; out of which Henry I. carved one, ..."

12. The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the by Joseph Haydn (1851)
"474 bishopric of Down and Connor - - 476 bishopric of Dromore . ... 469 bishopric of Elphin ... 483 bishopric of Kildare bishopric of ..."

13. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"THE bishopric OF SOMERSET AND THE ABBEY OP BATH. Malmesbury a new turn, ... The transfer of the bishopric to Bath and the union of the abbey with the ..."

14. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"of the East-Saxon bishopric of London, he South-Saxons received the faith ... then in retirement at Ripon, to accept the Mercian bishopric, but failed ..."

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