Chorepiscopus Cho`re*pis"co*pus, n.; pl. {Chorepiscopi}. [L., fr. Gr. ?; chw^ros, chw`ra, place, country + ? bishop. Cf. {Bishop}.] (Eccl.) A ``country'' or suffragan bishop, appointed in the ancient church by a diocesan bishop to exercise episcopal jurisdiction in a rural district. [1913 Webster] ||

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