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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English byschopryke, bysschopriche, bisshopriche, from Old English bisċoprīċe, equivalent to bishop +‎ -ric (compare German Reich).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪʃ.ə.pɹɪk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

bishopric (plural bishoprics)

  1. A diocese or region of a church which a bishop governs.
  2. The office or function of a bishop.
    Later that year, he was appointed to the bishopric of Lindesmeere.

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