Etymology: From Old English bisceop, from Latin episcopus (overseer, supervisor), from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (episkopos) "overseer", from (polytonic, á) (episkopeÅ) "I watch over", from (polytonic, á) (epi) "over" + (polytonic, ) (skopeÅ) "I examine".
- A high ranking official in the Catholic church who governs a diocese, or a similar official in other denominations and religions.
- (context, Chess) A piece that may be moved only diagonally.
- (slang) penis (see bash the bishop).
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