What does the word bishopric mean?

Usage examples for bishopric

  1. Swedberg was elevated to the bishopric of Skara in 1702. He died in 1735, universally mourned by the Swedish people. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  2. Not only did they find there perfect freedom of religion, but the absence of clergymen was being gradually less felt, and each new bishopric created became a centre of religious life and vigor. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. Charles V. had insisted on keeping in his own hands the nomination of the bishopric of Malta, and the custom grew up that the Bishop of Malta and the Prior of St. John- the two most important ecclesiastics in the Order- should be chosen from the chaplains who were natives of the island. – Knights of Malta, 1523-1798 by R. Cohen