verb (used with object), bish·oped, bish·op·ing.
Origin of bishop
Related formsbish·op·less, adjectivebish·op·like, adjectiveun·der·bish·op, noun
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His big break came in 1992 when an aging cardinal plucked him from his outback and persuaded the Vatican to make him a bishop.
One bishop paid with his life when his car was run off the road.
Jessen was named a Mormon bishop, but the appointment was met with vocal protests.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Very few district attorneys are willing to go after a bishop,” says Berry.
The same spiritual sense prompted the bishop to seek justice for the slain activists.
The Bishop did not understand Latin so offered up a prayer for he and she mules.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
The Bishop of Tronyem over the ankles in the sodden, trodden pasture—sticking in the mud of Sulitelma!Feats on the Fiord|Harriet Martineau
He believes that when the Bishop sees himself about to lose the estate, he too will show himself ready for a bargain.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning|Robert Browning
And is it not a happy circumstance for a bishop, that such a man should have come to seek him?The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
The hint or two which Mr. Slope had given was by no means thrown away upon the bishop.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
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In some Christian churches, a person appointed to oversee a group of priests or ministers and their congregations. In the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are considered the successors of the Twelve Apostles.