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Definition of bishop:

  1. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  2. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
  3. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  4. An old name for a woman's bustle.
  5. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  6. 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.
  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.

Synonyms:

primate, diocesan, suffragan, shepherd.

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