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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bishop  \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.  --1  Pet. 
  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.''  --J.  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 
 
  {Bishop  in  partibus}  [{infidelium}]  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  bishop  of 
  a  see  which  does  not  actually  exist;  one  who  has  the 
  office  of  bishop,  without  especial  jurisdiction. 
  --Shipley. 
 
  {Titular  bishop}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  term  officially  substituted 
  in  1882  for  bishop  in  partibus 
 
  {Bench  of  Bishops}.  See  under  {Bench}. 
 
  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.  --Swift. 
 
  6.  An  old  name  for  a  woman's  bustle.  [U.  S.] 
 
  If  by  her  bishop,  or  her  ``grace''  alone,  A  genuine 
  lady,  or  a  church,  is  known  --Saxe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bishop  \Bish"op\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bishoped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Bishoping}.] 
  To  admit  into  the  church  by  confirmation;  to  confirm;  hence 
  to  receive  formally  to  favor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bishop  \Bish"op\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bishoped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Bishoping}.]  [From  the  name  of  the  scoundrel  who  first 
  practiced  it  Youatt.]  (Far.) 
  To  make  seem  younger,  by  operating  on  the  teeth;  as  to 
  bishop  an  old  horse  or  his  teeth. 
 
  Note:  The  plan  adopted  is  to  cut  off  all  the  nippers  with  a 
  saw  to  the  proper  length,  and  then  with  a  cutting 
  instrument  the  operator  scoops  out  an  oval  cavity  in 
  the  corner  nippers,  which  is  afterwards  burnt  with  a 
  hot  iron  until  it  is  black.  --J.  H.  Walsh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bustle  \Bus"tle\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  pad  or  cushion  worn  on  the  back  below  the  waist,  by 
  women,  to  give  fullness  to  the  skirts;  --  called  also 
  {bishop},  and  {tournure}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bishop 
  n  1:  a  clergyman  having  spiritual  and  administrative  authority; 
  appointed  in  Christian  churches  to  oversee  priests  or 
  ministers;  considered  in  some  churches  (Anglican 
  Communion  and  Eastern  Orthodox  and  Roman  Catholic)  to  be 
  successors  of  the  twelve  apostles  of  Christ 
  2:  port  wine  mulled  with  oranges  and  cloves 
  3:  a  chess  piece  that  can  be  moved  diagonally  over  unoccupied 
  squares  of  the  same  color 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bishop,  CA  (city,  FIPS  6798) 
  Location:  37.36770  N,  118.39680  W 
  Population  (1990):  3475  (1779  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Bishop,  GA  (town,  FIPS  8200) 
  Location:  33.81624  N,  83.43642  W 
  Population  (1990):  158  (71  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30621 
  Bishop,  TX  (city,  FIPS  8392) 
  Location:  27.58477  N,  97.79759  W 
  Population  (1990):  3337  (1286  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  78343 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bishop 
  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). 
 




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