Titular bishop
Titular Tit"u*lar, a. [F. titulaire, fr. L. titulus. See {Title}.] Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince. [1913 Webster]

If these magnificent titles yet remain Not merely titular. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Titular bishop}. See under {Bishop}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Titular bishop — Bishop Bish op, n. [OE. bischop, biscop, bisceop, AS. bisceop, biscop, L. episcopus overseer, superintendent, bishop, fr. Gr. ?, ? over + ? inspector, fr. root of ?, ?, to look to, perh. akin to L. specere to look at. See {Spy}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • titular bishop — noun : a Roman Catholic bishop with the title of but without jurisdiction in a defunct see (as in former Christian lands now under Muslim control) called also bishop in partibus infidelium * * * titular bishop noun (RC) A bishop without a diocese …   Useful english dictionary

  • titular bishop —    This term (from the Latin titulus, meaning inscription or heading ) refers to a bishop who has been given the title of a place that was formerly the seat of a diocese but is no longer. In Roman Catholic practice, bishops who are not in charge… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Bishop — • The title of an ecclesiastical dignitary who possesses the fullness of the priesthood to rule a diocese as its chief pastor, in due submission to the primacy of the pope Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bishop     Bishop …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Titular — Tit u*lar, a. [F. titulaire, fr. L. titulus. See {Title}.] Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince. [1913 Webster] If these magnificent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bishop — Bish op, n. [OE. bischop, biscop, bisceop, AS. bisceop, biscop, L. episcopus overseer, superintendent, bishop, fr. Gr. ?, ? over + ? inspector, fr. root of ?, ?, to look to, perh. akin to L. specere to look at. See {Spy}, and cf. {Episcopal}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bishop in partibus infidelium — Bishop Bish op, n. [OE. bischop, biscop, bisceop, AS. bisceop, biscop, L. episcopus overseer, superintendent, bishop, fr. Gr. ?, ? over + ? inspector, fr. root of ?, ?, to look to, perh. akin to L. specere to look at. See {Spy}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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