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 church of a bishop.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English ecclesiastical law. The church of the bishop of the diocese, in which is his cathedra or throne, and his special Jurisdiction; in that respect the principal church of the diocese.
    —Cathedral preferments. In English ecclesiastical law. All deaneries, archdeaconries, and eanonries, and generally all dignities and offices in any cathedral or collegiate church, below the rank of a bishop.