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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bishopricbish‧op‧ric /ˈbɪʃəprɪk/ noun [countable]  1 RRCthe area that a bishop is in charge of syn diocese2 RRCthe position of being a bishop
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bishopricHis travels and publishing efforts brought fame, and in 1880 fame brought him a bishopric.The abbeys and bishoprics established there by distant Rome laid sturdy foundations.The same point can be illustrated from the solid profit which was derived from the expanding royal protection of bishoprics.The contractor himself became a valued member of a Cheyenne bank and was on the bishopric of the church.
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