bishopric n : the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop [syn: diocese]
EtymologyFrom bishop + Old English -ric, kingdom or ruled area, akin to German Reich and Latin regere, rule; originally from Proto-Indo-European
Bishopric may refer to:
- Diocese an ecclesiastical region run by a bishop in the Roman Catholic, Othrodoc Christian, Anglican and some Lutheran churches.
- Bishopric (political) an area, historically most common within the Holy Roman Empire, where a bishop held the secular authority.
- Bishopric (LDS Church) consisting of a bishop and his two counselors, presides over an LDS ward.
bishopric in Esperanto: Episkopejo
bishopric in French: Évêché
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