American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The rank, office, or term of an archbishop.
- n. The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The titular see or diocese of an archbishop; the province over which an archbishop exercises authority.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The jurisdiction or office of an archbishop; the see or province over which archbishop exercises archiepiscopal authority.
- n. the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop
- From arch- ("above, high") + bishop + -ric. (Wiktionary)
“_Benefices, and mission villages of Indian natives in the diocese of the archbishopric of Manila both in charge of the secular priests and of religious; and the number of souls cared for in the archbishopric_.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 20 of 55 1621-1624 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
“In Mechlin the organ of the archbishopric, which is styled "La Vie diocésaine", receives contributions from Cardinal Mercier.”
“Indians, who remained outside the tribunal's jurisdiction, were subject to a parallel institution, the Juzgado General de Indios, founded in 1592, or the Provisorato de naturales, the tribunal for the archbishopric of Mexico that was charged with Indian affairs and oversaw matters of superstition, idolatry, witchcraft, and bigamy.”
“The kings of Mercia had a royal centre at Tamworth, and the Mercian bishopric later, temporarily, an archbishopric was based at Lichfield.”
“For, one time, when our Lord made it known to him that he was about to die, he set out to make peace between certain clerks of his archbishopric, and he was of the opinion that in so doing he was giving a good end to life.”
“I will acquaint him with my project, or if any worthy man will stand for any temporal or spiritual office or dignity, (for as he said of his archbishopric of Utopia, 'tis sanctus ambitus, and not amiss to be sought after,) it shall be freely given without all intercessions, bribes, letters,”
“The angry King took possession of the revenues of the archbishopric, and banished all the relations and servants of Thomas a Becket, to the number of four hundred.”
“But he no sooner got well again than he repented of his repentance, and persisted in wrongfully keeping to himself some of the wealth belonging to the archbishopric.”
“In 1817 he retired to Dublin, where in 1818 he put his name forward for the vacant Catholic archbishopric of Armagh and was astonished when the pope said yes.”
“In September 1974 Raya resigned from his archbishopric.”
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