from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The rank, office, or term of an archbishop.
  • noun The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The titular see or diocese of an archbishop; the province over which an archbishop exercises authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The jurisdiction or office of an archbishop; the see or province over which archbishop exercises archiepiscopal authority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the rank or office of an archbishop
  • noun the jurisdiction of an archbishop; an archdiocese

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop


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From arch- ("above, high") + bishop +‎ -ric.


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