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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bishopric  \Bish"op*ric\,  n.  [AS.  bisceopr[=i]ce;  bisceop  bishop 
  +  r[=i]ce  dominion.  See  {-ric}.] 
  1.  A  diocese;  the  district  over  which  the  jurisdiction  of  a 
  bishop  extends. 
 
  2.  The  office  of  a  spiritual  overseer,  as  of  an  apostle, 
  bishop,  or  presbyter.  --Acts  i.  20. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bishopric 
  n  :  the  territorial  jurisdiction  of  a  bishop  [syn:  {diocese}] 




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