Synonyms and related words:
Kreis, abbacy, aedileship, archbishopric, archdeaconry, archdiocese, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopdom, borough, canonicate, canonry, canton, cardinalship, chairmanship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, city, commune, conference, congressional district, constablewick, consulate, consulship, county, curacy, deaconry, deaconship, deanery, deanship, departement, dictatorship, dictature, diocese, directorship, district, duchy, electoral district, electorate, emirate, episcopacy, episcopate, government, governorship, hamlet, headship, hegemony, hierarchy, hundred, leadership, lordship, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature, masterdom, mastership, mastery, mayoralty, mayorship, metropolis, metropolitan area, metropolitanate, metropolitanship, nobility, oblast, okrug, papacy, parish, pashadom, pashalic, pastorate, pastorship, patriarchate, patriarchy, pontificality, pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, prebend, prebendaryship, precinct, prefectship, prefecture, prelacy, prelateship, prelature, premiership, presbyterate, presbytery, presidency, presidentship, primacy, prime-ministership, prime-ministry, princedom, princeship, principality, proconsulate, proconsulship, protectorate, protectorship, province, provostry, provostship, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship, region, riding, ruling class, see, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy, sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy, sheriffdom, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, supervisorship, suzerainship, suzerainty, synod, territory, town, township, tribunate, vicariate, vicarship, village, vizierate, viziership, wapentake, ward

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • bishopric — UK [ˈbɪʃəprɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms bishopric : singular bishopric plural bishoprics a) all the churches in an area for which a bishop is responsible b) the job of a bishop …   English dictionary

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  • bishopric — noun Etymology: Middle English bisshopriche, from Old English bisceoprīce, from bisceop + rīce kingdom more at rich Date: before 12th century 1. diocese 2. the office of bishop 3. the administrative body of a Mormon ward consisting of a bishop… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bishopric — /bish euhp rik/, n. the see, diocese, or office of a bishop. [bef. 900; ME bisshoprike, OE biscoprice, equiv. to biscop BISHOP + rice realm; see RICH] * * * …   Universalium

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