- The definition of a bishopric is the authority or the geographic area managed by a bishop.
- An example of a bishopric is the position of Bishop.
- An example of a bishopric is the area of California managed by the Episcopal Diocese of California.
- the church district controlled by a bishop; diocese
- the office, authority, or rank of a bishop
Origin of bishopricMiddle English bischopriche ; from Old English bisceoprice ; from bisceop (see bishop) + rice: see archbishopric
- The office or rank of a bishop.
- The diocese of a bishop.
Origin of bishopricMiddle English bishoprik, from Old English bisceoprīce, the diocese of a bishop : bisceop, bishop; see bishop + rīce, realm; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
Old English bisceoprīċe, equivalent to bishop + -ric (compare German Reich).