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Bishop vs. Cassock — What's the Difference?

Bishop vs. Cassock — What's the Difference?

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Bishop

A bishop is an ordained or appointed member in a religious institution, who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. The title is most often used in Christian churches, but is also used in some Japanese Buddhist institutions, and by the Japanese new religion Tenrikyo.
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Cassock

The cassock or soutane is a Christian clerical clothing coat used by the clergy of the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, in addition to certain Protestant denominations such as Anglicans and Lutherans. "Ankle-length garment" is the literal meaning of the corresponding Latin term, vestis talaris.
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Bishop

A high-ranking Christian cleric, in modern churches usually in charge of a diocese and in some churches regarded as having received the highest ordination in unbroken succession from the apostles.
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Cassock

A full-length garment worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, and others having an office or role in a church.
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Bishop

Abbr. B(Games) A usually miter-shaped chess piece that can move diagonally across any number of unoccupied spaces.
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Cassock

An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn by the clergy and others assisting in church services.
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Bishop

Mulled port spiced with oranges, sugar, and cloves.
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Cassock

An item of clerical clothing: a long, sheath-like, close-fitting, ankle-length robe worn by clergy members of some Christian denominations.
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Bishop

(Christianity) An overseer of congregations: either any such overseer, generally speaking, or (in Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.) an official in the church hierarchy (actively or nominally) governing a diocese, supervising the church's priests, deacons, and property in its territory.
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Cassock

(obsolete) A military cloak or long coat worn by soldiers or horsemen in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Bishop

A similar official or chief priest in another religion.
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Cassock

(obsolete) A coarse, loose cloak or gown, worn by women, sailors, shepherds, countryfolk etc.
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Bishop

(obsolete) The holder of the Greek or Roman position of episcopus, supervisor over the public dole of grain, etc.
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Cassock

A long outer garment formerly worn by men and women, as well as by soldiers as part of their uniform.
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Bishop

(obsolete) Any watchman, inspector, or overlooker.
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Cassock

A garment resembling a long frock coat worn by the clergy of certain churches when officiating, and by others as the usually outer garment.
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Bishop

A chief of the Festival of Fools or St. Nicholas Day.
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Cassock

A black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers
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Bishop

(chess) The chess piece denoted ♗ or ♝ which moves along diagonal lines and developed from the shatranj alfil ("elephant") and was originally known as the aufil or archer in English.
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Bishop

Any of various African birds of the genus Euplectes; a kind of weaverbird closely related to the widowbirds.
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Bishop

(dialectal) A ladybug or ladybird, beetles of the family Coccinellidae.
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Bishop

A flowering plant of the genus Bifora.
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Bishop

A sweet drink made from wine, usually with oranges, lemons, and sugar; mulled and spiced port.
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Bishop

A bustle.
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Bishop

A children's smock or pinafore.
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Bishop

(Christianity) To act as a bishop, to perform the duties of a bishop, especially to confirm another's membership in the church.
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Bishop

To confirm (in its other senses).
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Bishop

(Christianity) To make a bishop.
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Bishop

To provide with bishops.
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Bishop

To permit food (especially milk) to burn while cooking (from bishops' role in the inquisition or as mentioned in the quotation below, of horses).
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Bishop

To make a horse seem younger, particularly by manipulation of its teeth.
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Bishop

To murder by drowning.
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Bishop

A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
It is a fact now generally recognized by theologians of all shades of opinion, that in the language of the New Testament the same officer in the church is called indifferently "bishop" ( ) and "elder" or "presbyter."
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Bishop

In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
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Bishop

In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
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Bishop

A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
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Bishop

A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
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Bishop

An old name for a woman's bustle.
If, by her bishop, or her "grace" alone,A genuine lady, or a church, is known.
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Bishop

To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
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Bishop

To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
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Bishop

A clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
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Bishop

Port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
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Bishop

(chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
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