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bishop
American English: /ˈbɪʃəp/
British English: /ˈbɪʃəp/

Translation of bishop in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (in the Christian church)
    Example sentences
    • The spiritual peerage consists of the archbishops and diocesan bishops of the Church of England.
    • The brothers' father was also an Anglican bishop of Low Church or Evangelical faith.
    • The understanding of the role of the bishop in a diocese involves seeing the bishop as representing Jesus Christ among the priests and people of his diocese.
  • 2 (in chess)
    Example sentences
    • Every chess bishop moves on a diagonal, and none of those on black squares ever move to white squares (in the same game).
    • Black simply sacrifices one of the bishops for White's remaining pawn.
    • But this resulted in the immediate loss of a piece as Adams took a pawn with his bishop attacking the black queen.

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