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 for Bishop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     1. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
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              Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned
              unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. --1 Pet.
                                                    ii. 25.
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              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.
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     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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     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.
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     3. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of
        the highest church officers or superintendents.
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     4. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a
        representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called
        archer.
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     5. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons,
        and sugar. --Swift.
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     6. An old name for a woman's bustle. [U. S.]
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              If, by her bishop, or her "grace" alone,
              A genuine lady, or a church, is known. --Saxe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bishop
      n 1: a senior member of the Christian clergy 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
      2: port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
      3: (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied
         squares of the same color

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "bishop":
     Aaronic priesthood, Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father,
     Melchizedek priesthood, Seventy, abuna, antipope, apostle,
     archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop coadjutor, canon,
     cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest,
     castle, chaplain, chessman, coadjutor, curate, deacon, dean,
     diocesan, ecclesiarch, elder, exarch, hierarch, high priest, king,
     knight, man, metropolitan, papa, patriarch, pawn, penitentiary,
     piece, pontiff, pope, prebendary, prelate, priest, primate, queen,
     rector, rook, rural dean, subdean, suffragan, teacher, vicar
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his 
  diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, these 
  officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the 
  churches over which they preside. Bishop's COURT, Eng. law. An 
  ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of 
  which is the bishop's chancellor. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bishop, CA -- U.S. city in California
     Population (2000):    3575
     Housing Units (2000): 1867
     Land area (2000):     1.750266 sq. miles (4.533169 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.750266 sq. miles (4.533169 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            06798
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             37.365087 N, 118.394896 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bishop, CA
      Bishop
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bishop, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    146
     Housing Units (2000): 67
     Land area (2000):     0.775768 sq. miles (2.009231 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.775768 sq. miles (2.009231 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            08200
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             33.816355 N, 83.436304 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30621
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bishop, GA
      Bishop
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bishop, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    3305
     Housing Units (2000): 1269
     Land area (2000):     2.370688 sq. miles (6.140054 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.370688 sq. miles (6.140054 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            08392
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             27.585178 N, 97.799437 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     78343
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bishop, TX
      Bishop
  

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