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bishop  


      n  
1    (in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Greek Orthodox Churches) a clergyman having spiritual and administrative powers over a diocese or province of the Church  
   See also       suffragan  
  
Related adj  
    episcopal  
2    (in some Protestant Churches) a spiritual overseer of a local church or a number of churches  
3    a chesspiece, capable of moving diagonally over any number of unoccupied squares of the same colour  
4    mulled wine, usually port, spiced with oranges, cloves, etc  
     (Old English biscop, from Late Latin episcopus, from Greek episkopos, from epi- + skopos watcher)  


Bishop  
      n   Elizabeth. 1911--79, U.S. poet, who lived in Brazil. Her poetry reflects her travelling experience, esp. in the tropics  
Bishop Auckland  
      n   a town in N England, in central Durham: seat of the bishops of Durham since the 12th century: light industries. Pop.: 23154 (1991)  
bishop's-cap  
      n      another name for       mitrewort  
bishop sleeve  
      n   a full sleeve gathered at the wrist  
bishop's mitre  
      n   a European heteropterous bug, Aelia acuminata, whose larvae are a pest of cereal grasses: family Pentatomidae  
bishop's weed  
      n      another name for       goutweed  
five-faced bishop  
      n     (Brit)      another name for       moschatel  
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