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bishopric

[bish-uh p-rik]
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noun
  1. the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.
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Origin of bishopric

before 900; Middle English bisshoprike, Old English biscoprīce, equivalent to biscop bishop + rīce realm; see rich
Related formsun·der·bish·op·ric, noun
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bishopric

noun
  1. the see, diocese, or office of a bishop
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Word Origin and History for bishopric

n.

Old English bisceoprice "diocese, province of a bishop," from bishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).

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