underbishopric

bishopric

[bish-uhp-rik]
noun
the see, diocese, or office of a bishop.

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

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

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bishopric
O.E. bisceoprice, from bishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).
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