bish|op

bish|op «BIHSH uhp», noun, verb, -oped, -op|ing.
–n.
1. a clergyman of high rank who is the head of a church district or diocese: »

No Bishop, no King (attributed to James I of England).

2. a spiritual overseer; an officer of the early Christian church: »

the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls (I Peter 2:25).

3. the layman in charge of a congregation (ward) in the Mormon Church.
4. one of the pieces in the game of chess. A bishop can move only diagonally.
5. a hot drink of oranges or lemons, sugar, and wine, especially mulled and spiced port or other red wine.
6. U.S. (in the 1800's) a woman's bustle.
–v.t.
to name (someone) a bishop.
–v.i.
to act as bishop.
[Old English bisceop < Vulgar Latin ebiscopus, variant of Latin episcopus bishop, overseer < Greek epískopos overseer < epi- over + skopós watcher]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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