Definition of bishop
What does the word bishop mean?
part of speech: noun
Clergyman consecrated as eccl. Governor of a diocese; b. in partibus (infidelium), having the title, & competent to confirm &c., but with no diocese (the nominal one being in heathen possession); mitre-shaped piece in chess; mulled& spiced wine; Bishops\' Bible, version of 1568; b.\'s-cap, -hat, -leaves, -weed, various plants. [old English]