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Definition of Bishop

Bishop

  1. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  2. In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
  3. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  4. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.
  5. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  6. An old name for a woman's bustle.
  7. To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  8. To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.

Bishop Quotations

You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles; reverence the deacons as you would God's commandment.
Ignatius of Antioch

The African American's relationship to Africa has long been ambivalent, at least since the early nineteenth century, when 3,000 black men crowded into Bishop Richard Allen's African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest noisily a plan to recolonize free blacks in Africa.
Henry Louis Gates

Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
Pope John Paul II

Football is a chess game to me. If you move your pawn against my bishop, I'll counter that move to beat you. Football is the same way. I study so much film that I know exactly what teams are going to do. I love knowing what a offense is going to run and stuffing that play.
Junior Seau

For me, it's a great joy to be together with priests: in the end, the bishop of Rome is the bishop and brother of all priests. His mandate is to confirm the brothers in the faith.
Pope Benedict XVI
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Bishop Translations

bishop in Afrikaans is biskop
bishop in Danish is biskop
bishop in Dutch is bisschop
bishop in German is Bischof
bishop in Latin is episcopus
bishop in Spanish is obispo
bishop in Swedish is biskop
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