Definitions

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  • n. the office and dignity of a bishop

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In June, Muskens requested Pope Benedict XVI to grant him retirement from the bishopry.

    TEXAS FAITH: The use and misuse of anger | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • In any event I think that the problem would demand a General Council of the Church to come to grips with this and other problems, but I do not think that the situation now allows this, infected as the bishopry is by liberals and homosexuals.

    The "homosexualization" of the clergy in Latin America

  • Under his tutelage the Orthodox bishopry was abolished, and to this day there is much animosity here towards Roman Catholicism, an animosity compounded by that faith's historical arrogance and its deplorable preoccupation with sin and guilt.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • I mean the statement from Rome that perhaps homosexually oriented priests are invalidly ordained or should be drummed out of the priesthood is absolute nonsense and would devastate the priesthood and the bishopry of some of its best, most productive, most dedicated, most loving servants.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2002

  • His bishopry has urged him to seek another place to live, and several victims of sexual abuse by clergy as well as a prominent senator have called on him to leave the church as an institution.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • Roger Vangheluwe said in a statement he would immediately leave an abbey in his bishopry of

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • In a statement, the former bishop said he planned to immediately leave an abbey in his bishopry of Bruges, where he has been staying since his April 23 resignation.

    NPR Topics: News

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