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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Bishopric

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(ἐπισκοπή, oversight, Acts 1:20), ministerial charge in the Church. In later times it came to mean

(1) the office and function of a bishop (q.v.), and

(2) the district over which he has jurisdiction. (See DIOCESE); (See EPISCOPACY).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bishopric'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/b/bishopric.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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