Meaning of seven bishops in English:

seven bishops


Christian Church
  • (With the) seven senior clergymen of the Church of England who in 1688 protested against the Declaration of Indulgence of James II, and were acquitted at trial of seditious libel.

    These clergymen were: Archbishop William Sancroft, Bishop Thomas Ken, Bishop John Lake, Bishop William Lloyd, Bishop Jonathan Trelawny, Bishop Francis Turner, and Bishop Thomas White.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in untitled.