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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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Lucrarile lui Nicolae Popea (1826-1908), profesor, apoi consilier si vicar arhiepiscop, iar din 1889 episcop al Caransebesului trebuie remarcate, de asemenea: Mitropolia Ortodoxa a Transilivaniei (1870), Arhiepiscopul si mitropolitul Andrei Saguna (1879), Memorialul arhiepiscopului Andrei Saguna (1889).