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bishop

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈbɪʃ.əp/

bishop noun [C] (PRIEST)

a priest of high rank who is in charge of the priests of lower rank in a particular area: the Bishop of Durham Bishop Desmond Tutu
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bishop noun [C] (CHESS)

a piece that moves from corner to corner along squares of the same colour
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