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"bishop" in British English

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bishopnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɪʃ.əp/
  • bishop noun [C] (PRIEST)

a ​priest of high ​rank who is in ​charge of the ​priests of ​lowerrank in a ​particulararea: 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
(Definition of bishop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bishopnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɪʃ·əp/
a ​priest of high ​rank who is in ​charge of the ​priests of ​lowerrank in a ​particulararea In the ​game of ​chess, a bishop is a ​piece that can move only in a ​diagonal way along ​squares of the same ​color.
(Definition of bishop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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