Chorepiscopus

Chorepiscopus

Cho`re*pis"co*pus\, n.; pl. Chorepiscopi. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ?, ?, place, country + ? bishop. Cf. Bishop.] (Eccl.) A "country" or suffragan bishop, appointed in the ancient church by a diocesan bishop to exercise episcopal jurisdiction in a rural district.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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