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English Law: Bishop in the Past

An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese and is the archbishop’s assistant. Happily for the United States of America, these officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the churches over which they preside. Bishop’s COURT, Eng. law. An ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of which is the bishop’s chancellor. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about bishop is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including bishop.

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  • Description: English Law: Bishop in the Past An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese and is the [...]

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