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BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, 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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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According to Millier, Bishop sent the final version to Lowell in a letter dated 30 August 1967 (444); according to Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz, she completed it in 1970 (Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop 91.6).
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Highest Honors: Nicole Ashmankas, Alexa Baroni, Kayli Baroni, Lindsey Beauregard, Alecia Bishop, Elizabeth Bolt, Julie Breault, Cailin Bullett, Miguel Castellon, Melissa Charette, Dalin Dam, Cody Giampa, Erica Grigas, Natalie Guardino, Elysia Humphrey, Timothy Jenkel, Katherine L'Esperance, Rebecca Lind, Allison Mamishian, Sarah McCausland, Melanie McCorison, Madeleine McFaul, Amanda Mikulski, Hannah Moriarty, Thomas Murray, Tucker O'Brien, Emily Robbins, Candace Scanlon and Lauryn Weaver.