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Webster's Dictionary

Bishop

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(1):

(n.) A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.

(2):

(n.) In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.

(3):

(v. t.) To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.

(4):

(n.) A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.

(5):

(n.) An old name for a woman's bustle.

(6):

(n.) A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.

(7):

(n.) 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.

(8):

(v. t.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bishop'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/b/bishop.html. 1828.

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