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. [1913 Webster]

2. The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or presbyter. --Acts i. 20. [1913 Webster]

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