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Definition of Bishop

  • A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  • 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.
  • In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  • A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.
  • A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  • An old name for a woman's bustle.
  • To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  • To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
  • (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
  • port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
  • 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

How to use bishop in a sentence. Bishop pronunciation.

He went up to the centurion, and said to him in an undertone, "You have given the evil-doer his due, and if you desire that he should undergo a severer punishment than you can inflict, carry the matter-I say once more-before the bishop.
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Phoebicius carefully impressed on the decurion all he had to do during his absence, and how he was to conduct himself; then he delivered the key of his house into Petrus' keeping as well as the black slave-woman, who wept loudly and passionately over the flight of her mistress; he requested the senator to bring the anchorite's misdeed to the knowledge of the bishop, and then, guided by the Amalekite Talib, who rode before him on his dromedary, he trotted hastily away in pursuit of the caravan, so as to reach the sea, if possible, before its embarkation.
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As soon as the bishop had heard from Petrus of all that had happened in his house, he had sent for Paulus, and as he could answer nothing to the accusation, he had expelled him from his flock-to which the anchorites belonged- forbidden him to visit the church on week-days, and declared that this his sentence should be publicly proclaimed before the assembled congregation of the believers.
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They had already heard of the bishop's sentence on Paulus, the sinner, and they gave him no greeting.
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The Alexandrian understood; he drew back and was silent, while Hilarion explained to the sick man that Paulus was guilty of grave sins, and that, until he had done full penance, he must remain excluded as a rotten sheep from the bishop's flock, as well as interdicted from waiting on a pious Christian.
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With these words he gave the wine-jar to the old man, who looked in astonishment from him to Paulus, who felt indeed cut to the heart when the bishop's messenger turned to him for an instant, and with the cry, "Get thee out from among us!" disappeared.
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BISHOP SIMPSON, E. KRUMMACHER, NEWMAN HALL, D.D., MARTIN LUTHER, BISHOP T. BOWMAN, JOHN KNOX, CHAS.
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Neither have we depended upon the relation of facts of a few, to convince the world of the real power of faith, but have added concurrent testimony of incidents actually known in the experience of such eminent clergymen as Charles Spurgeon, Newman Hall, Martin Luther, W. Huntington, Dr. Waterbury, George Muller, Dr. Cullis, Dr. Patton, Dr. Adams, Dr. Prime, Bishop Simpson, and many others.
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Bishop Bowman gives the following instance from his own experience: "In the Fall of 1858, whilst visiting Indiana, I was at an annual conference where Bishop Janes presided.
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We received a telegram that Bishop Simpson was dying.
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The impression seized upon me irresistibly, _Bishop Simpson will not die_. I rose from my knees perfectly quiet.
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He is recovering rapidly,' said the physician; '_a change has occurred in the disease within the last hour beyond anything I have ever seen; the crisis is past, and the Bishop will recover_.' And he did.
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Towards the end of September the Emperor made a journey to Raab; and, as he was mounting his horse to return to his residence at Schoenbrunn, he saw the bishop a few steps from him.
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Soliman."-"I asked you if that was not the bishop," repeated his Majesty, pointing to the prelate.
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Steps were erected in the arches of the aisles, and corresponded to the tribunes which were above; and in front of these steps were seats and benches for the civil and military authorities, the cardinals, archbishops, bishops, etc.
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I have given my reasons for believing that Shakespear died game, and indeed in a state of levity which would have been considered unbecoming in a bishop.
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The good news has just come to hand, however, that a band of Church of England missionaries, despatched by the Bishop of ZANZIBAR, has now entered the country; and it is delightful to contemplate the beneficent result that may be expected from their broadminded attitude and their sane teaching on the subject of the brotherhood of man.
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Thenceforth figured there only parishioners more orthodox than their bishops, French priests who denied Bossuet; consequently she believed that religion was saved in France.
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He would have been a respectable cure in the country: he pined to be a bishop.
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Thence to the Lords' House, and stood within the House, while the Bishops and Lords did stay till the Chancellor's coming, and then we were put out, and they to prayers.
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Examples of Bishop

Example #1
You will gain nothing more here.
Example #2
Up to this moment Petrus, though he had felt strongly impelled to rush to the rescue of his severely handled fellow-believer, had nevertheless allowed the injured husband to have his way, for he seemed disposed to act with unusual mildness, and the Alexandrian to be worthy of all punishment; but at this point Dorothea's request would not have been needed to prompt him to interfere.
Example #3
As the hoofs of the mule sounded fainter and fainter in the distance, Paulus also quitted the senator's courtyard; Dorothea pointed after him as he walked towards the mountain.
Example #4
When at last his fellow-worshippers came from their sacrifice and worship of the rising sun, his preparations for his long journey were completed.
Example #5
And how did this affect Paulus as he climbed the mountain, lonely and proscribed?
Example #6
He had been ill-used and contemned, and, though perfectly innocent, ere he left the oasis he was condemned to the severest penance.