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Topic: BOARD GAMES

Language: Old English
Origin: bisceop, from Late Latin episcopus, from Greek episkopos 'person in charge, bishop', from epi- 'over' + skeptesthai 'to look'

bishop

noun
     
bish‧op W3 [countable]
1RRC a priest with a high rank in some Christian religions, who is the head of all the churches and priests in a large area:
the Bishop of Durham
2DGB a piece in the game of chess that can be moved sideways over any number of squares of the same colour
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