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bishop
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 8
1. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
2. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
3. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
4. An old name for a woman's bustle.
6. In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
2. To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
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