A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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BISHOP. m. s. [From episcopas, Lat. the Saxons formed bircop, which was af.
terward softened into bishop.] One of the head order of the clergy. A bishop is an
overseer, or superintendant, of religious matters in the christian church. Aylift.
A dignitary in cathedral churches. For deans and canons, or prebends, of
cathedral churches, they were of great use in the church; they were to be of
counsel with the bishop for his revenue, and for his government, in causes
Aoi... church is that wherein there are two or more persons, with a bishop at the
head of them, that do make as it were one body politick. Ayliff's Parergon.
Methought I sat in seat of majesty, In the cathedral church of Westminster.
A chape/ is of two sorts, either adjoining to a church, as a parcel of the same,
which men of worth build ; or else separate from the mother church, where the
parish is wide, and is commonly called a chapel of ease, because it is built for the
It comprehends the whole church, viz. the nave or body of the church, together
with the chancel, which is even included under the word church. - Aysis”;
Parergon. That churches were consecrated unto none but the Lord only, the very
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