the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.

before 900; Middle English bisshoprike, Old English biscoprīce, equivalent to biscop bishop + rīce realm; see rich

underbishopric, noun Unabridged
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bishopric (ˈbɪʃəprɪk)
the see, diocese, or office of a bishop

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Word Origin & History

O.E. bisceoprice, from bishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).
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Example sentences
Wherever you have a bishopric, you have beautiful artifacts.
Lore has it that its unusual location was chosen by citizens frustrated by the powerful bishopric's reluctance to cede them land.
Subsequently the bishops required that some type of hospitals be attached to each bishopric, cathedral, and monastery.
He himself could reside in this house temporarily while touring from time-to-time his far-flung bishopric.
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