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From Middle English *unbishopen (suggested by past participle unbishoped, unbisschoped), equivalent to un- +‎ bishop.


unbishop (third-person singular simple present unbishops, present participle unbishoping, simple past and past participle unbishoped)

  1. (transitive) To deprive (a city etc.) of a bishop.
  2. (transitive) To deprive (a clergyman) of episcopal dignity or rights.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unbishop in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)