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church official who oversees a number of Christian churches; piece in the game of chess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
(v. t.)
To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
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.
In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
An old name for a woman's bustle.
A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.
A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\bish"op\ (&?;), n. [oe. bischop, biscop, bisceop, as. bisceop, biscop, l. episcopus overseer, superintendent, bishop, fr. gr. &?;, &?; over + &?; inspector, fr. root of &?;, &?;, to look to, perh. akin to l. specere to look at. see spy, and cf. episcopal.]
1. a spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director. ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls. ii. 25. it is a fact now generally recognized by theologians of all shades of opinion, that in the language of the new testament the same officer in the church is called indifferently "bishop" ( &?; ) and "elder" or "presbyter." b. lightfoot.
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.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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Esgob = n. a bishop, a diocesan
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WordNet 2.0

1. a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
(hypernym) priest
(hyponym) archbishop
(classification) Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England
2. port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
(hypernym) mulled wine
3. (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
(hypernym) chessman, chess piece
(classification) chess, chess game
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Dream Dictionary
To dream of a bishop, teachers and authors will suffer great mental worries, caused from delving into intricate subjects.

To the tradesman, foolish buying, in which he is likely to incur loss of good money.

For one to see a bishop in his dreams, hard work will be his patrimony, with chills and ague as attendant. If you meet the approval of a much admired bishop, you will be successful in your undertakings in love or business.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
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A rank in the medieval church, usually presiding over a diocese or see, bearing the title ‘excellency ’.
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A bishop (English derivation from the New Testament of the Christian Bible Greek , epískopos, "overseer", "guardian") is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

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Bishop Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
an overseer. In apostolic times, it is quite manifest that there was no difference as to order between bishops and elders or presbyters (Acts 20:17-28; 1 Pet. 5:1, 2; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3). The term bishop is never once used to denote a different office from that of elder or presbyter. These different names are simply titles of the same office, "bishop" designating the function, namely, that of oversight, and "presbyter" the dignity appertaining to the office. Christ is figuratively called "the bishop [episcopos] of souls" (1 Pet. 2:25).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

The word originally signified an "overseer" or spiritual superintendent. The titles bishop and elder, or presbyter, were essentially equivalent. Bishop is from the Greek, and denotes one who exercises the function of overseeing. Presbyter was derived from the office in the synagogue. Of the order in which the first elders or bishops were appointed, as of the occasion which led to the institution of the office, we have no record. The duties of the bishop-elders appear to have been as follows:
→ General superintendence over the spiritual well-being of the flock. (1 Peter 5:2)
→ The work of teaching, both publicly and privately. (1 Thessalonians 5:12; Titus 1:9; 1 Timothy 5:17)
→ The work of visiting the sick, (James 5:14)
→ Among other acts of charity, that of receiving strangers occupied a conspicuous place. (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8) Peter calls Christ "the shepherd and bishop of your souls." (1 Peter 2:25)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Official Christianity Glossary for Introduction to Religion
Church official responsible for a region of churches; in Catholicism the region is called a diocese. Historically, he was responsible for overseeing worship, discipine, and spiritual affairs. In modern times, he has taken on many administrative duties. In Catholicism, there are two sacraments that can be performed only by the bishop, confirmation and ordination.