- (transitive) To deprive (a city etc.) of a bishop.
- (transitive) To deprive (a clergyman) of episcopal dignity or rights.
- 1641, John Milton, Of Reformation Touching Church-Discipline in England: And the Cavvses that hitherto have hindred it., Printed, for Thomas Underhill; republished as Will Taliaferro Hale, editor, Of Reformation Touching Church-Discipline in England (Yale Studies in English; LIV), New Haven: Yale University Press, 1916, OCLC 260112239:
- Then he unbishops himself.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)