Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The jurisdiction of a bishop.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. The diocese of a bishop or the circuit in which he has jurisdiction; the office of a bishop. 1 Bl. Comm. 3771382.