from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rank or office of an archdeacon.
  • n. The district or residence of an archdeacon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office of an archdeacon, or the term of that office
  • n. The residence, or territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The district, office, or residence of an archdeacon. See benefice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office, rank, jurisdiction, or residence of an archdeacon.

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

  • n. the territorial jurisdiction of an archdeacon


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  • A fat magisterial book on archdeaconry in 16th-century St Albans?

    In praise of losers

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • 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.

    Barchester Towers

  • “Are the arrangements with reference to the Sabbath-day schools generally pretty good in your archdeaconry?” asked

    Barchester Towers

  • ‘And can specially select any clergyman he pleases from the archdeaconry,’ said the bishop.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • ‘I by no means derogate from Dr Grantly’s high position in his own archdeaconry — to which, as you are aware,

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • 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.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • 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.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • 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.

    The Churches of Coventry A Short History of the City & Its Medieval Remains

  • Shrewsbury, in the hundred of Purslow, rural deanery of Bishop's Castle, archdeaconry of Ludlow, and diocese of Hereford.

    The Register of Ratlinghope


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