American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The district under an archbishop's jurisdiction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The see or diocese of an archbishop.
- n. In Christian denominations, the area administered by an archbishop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The diocese of an archbishop.
- n. the diocese of an archbishop
- arch- (“chief, main”) + diocese (Wiktionary)
“Monsignor Giuseppe Ghiberti, president of the Turin archdiocese's commission on the Shroud, has said the Vatican, which owns the cloth, might consider a new round of scientific tests after the public display ends May 23.”
“The report names 63 priests "whose abusive behavior was well-documented in archdiocese files and by witnesses who testified" before the grand jury.”
“His official archdiocese is the Darling Downs, but he has been attached to St Mary’s for more than 15 years.”
“The archdiocese is the eighth in the U.S. to seek bankruptcy protection since the clergy abuse scandal erupted in 2002 in Boston.”
“McDonagh called archdiocese investigators twice a week to ask what was taking so long, but he received little information.”
“Documents from O'Sullivan's personnel file, made public in 2002, show that the archdiocese was alerted as early as the 1960s to allegations against him.”
“And of course, Cardinal Mahony has indicated plans to do things like selling off the headquarters of the archdiocese, which is a skyscraper on Wilshire Boulevard.”
“The disclosure was an early step in an unfolding legal battle over whether the archdiocese is the true owner of parish property, as priest sex-abuse claimants say, or whether the archdiocese merely holds the property in charitable trust for its 124 parishes.”
“The archdiocese is the first to file for protection under federal bankruptcy laws, which will require that the church fully disclose its finances and cede authority over its spending to a federal bankruptcy judge.”
“The ruling puts intense pressure on the archdiocese, which is trying to fend off 20 molestation lawsuits — including this case filed last year by a former altar boy, who claimed he was abused by two Catholic priests three decades ago.”
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