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Bishop

[bish-uh p] /ˈbɪʃ əp/
noun
1.
Elizabeth, 1911–79, U.S. poet.
2.
Hazel (Gladys) 1906–1998, U.S. chemist and businesswoman.
3.
John Peale, 1892–1944, U.S. poet and essayist.
4.
Morris (Gilbert) 1893–1973, U.S. humorist, poet, and biographer.
5.
William Avery ("Billy") 1894–1956, Canadian aviator: helped to establish Canadian air force.
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bishop

/ˈbɪʃəp/
noun
1.
(in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Greek Orthodox Churches) a clergyman having spiritual and administrative powers over a diocese or province of the Church See also suffragan related adjective episcopal
2.
(in some Protestant Churches) a spiritual overseer of a local church or a number of churches
3.
a chesspiece, capable of moving diagonally over any number of unoccupied squares of the same colour
4.
mulled wine, usually port, spiced with oranges, cloves, etc
Word Origin
Old English biscop, from Late Latin epīscopus, from Greek episkopos, from epi- + skopos watcher

Bishop

/ˈbɪʃəp/
noun
1.
Elizabeth. 1911–79, US poet, who lived in Brazil. Her poetry reflects her travelling experience, esp in the tropics
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Word Origin and History for hazel bi-shop
bishop
O.E. bisceop, from L.L. episcopus, from Gk. episkopos "watcher, overseer," a title for various government officials, later taken over in a Church sense, from epi- "over" + skopos "watcher," from skeptesthai "look at" (see scope (1)). Given a specific sense in the Church, but the word also was used in the N.T. as a descriptive title for elders, and continues as such in some non-hierarchical Christian sects. The chess piece (formerly archer, before that alfin) was so called from 1560s.
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hazel bi-shop in Medicine

Bishop Bish·op (bĭsh'əp), J. Michael. Born 1936.

American microbiologist. He shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for discovering a sequence of genes that can cause cancer when mutated.

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hazel bi-shop in Science
Bishop
  (bĭsh'əp)   
American molecular biologist who, working with Harold Varmus, discovered oncogenes. For this work, Bishop and Varmus shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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hazel bi-shop in Culture

bishop definition


In some Christian churches, a person appointed to oversee a group of priests or ministers and their congregations. In the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are considered the successors of the Twelve Apostles.

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hazel bi-shop in the Bible

an overseer. In apostolic times, it is quite manifest that there was no difference as to order between bishops and elders or presbyters (Acts 20:17-28; 1 Pet. 5:1, 2; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3). The term bishop is never once used to denote a different office from that of elder or presbyter. These different names are simply titles of the same office, "bishop" designating the function, namely, that of oversight, and "presbyter" the dignity appertaining to the office. Christ is figuratively called "the bishop [episcopos] of souls" (1 Pet. 2:25).

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