American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The rank or office of an archdeacon.
- n. The district or residence of an archdeacon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, rank, jurisdiction, or residence of an archdeacon. In the Church of England every diocese has one or more archdeaconries; every archdeaconry is divided into rural deaneries, and every rural deanery into parishes.
- n. The office of an archdeacon, or the term of that office
- n. The residence, or territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The district, office, or residence of an archdeacon. See benefice.
- n. the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon
“A fat magisterial book on archdeaconry in 16th-century St Albans?”
“I am Mrs. Rose Martins Toyo from Tunisia, married to Dr. Martins Toyo who served as an archdeacon in the St. Micheal's archdeaconry in Ivory Coast for 14 years ,before he died in the year 2003.”
“The archdeacon, as a matter of course, knew every clergyman in the archdeaconry — it may almost be said in the diocese — and had some acquaintance, more or less intimate, with their wives and families.”
““Are the arrangements with reference to the Sabbath-day schools generally pretty good in your archdeaconry?” asked”
“‘And can specially select any clergyman he pleases from the archdeaconry,’ said the bishop.”
“‘I by no means derogate from Dr Grantly’s high position in his own archdeaconry — to which, as you are aware,”
“Shaping in this context has a history; it was first used in 1564 in an English archdeaconry: “His shappinge apparell was a yowlowe sattanne dublet and a payre of housse.””
“Reply Obj. 1: Parish priests and archdeacons have bound themselves to the care of their subjects, as long as they retain their archdeaconry or parish, but they did not bind themselves to retain their archdeaconry or parish for ever.”
“In 1836 the archdeaconry of Coventry was annexed to Worcester and its name disappeared from the title, and now it is probable that Coventry will soon again give her name to a See without dividing the honour.”
“Shrewsbury, in the hundred of Purslow, rural deanery of Bishop's Castle, archdeaconry of Ludlow, and diocese of Hereford.”
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