a bishop of highest rank
In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A bishop of the first class, who superintends the conduct of other bishops his suffragans.
Etymology: from arch and bishop.
Cranmer is return’d with welcome,
Install’d lord archbishop of Canterbury. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The archbishop was the known architect of this new fabrick. Edward Hyde.
a chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class (often called a metropolitan or primate) who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese
Etymology: [AS. arcebisceop, arcebiscop, L. archiepiscopus, fr. Gr. 'archiepi`skopos. See Bishop.]
An archbishop is a bishop of higher rank, but not of higher sacramental order above that of the three orders of deacon, priest, and bishop. Accordingly, a person does not become an archbishop by ordination.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ärch-bish′up, n. a chief bishop: a metropolitan bishop who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese.—n. Archbish′opric. [Arch, chief, and Bishop.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Archbishop' in Nouns Frequency: #2097
The numerical value of Archbishop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Archbishop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In spite of what Archbishop Vigano's memo claims, Cardinal Wuerl did not receive any documentation or information during Cardinal Wuerl time in Washington regarding any actions taken against Archbishop McCarrick.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said to us that if you dont know how to have fun in cathedrals then youre not doing your job properly.
We're supposed to have a meeting with the archbishop, we're trying to set that up now. It may be difficult but I think it's something my wife and I have to do.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be remembered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu optimism, Archbishop Desmond Tutu moral clarity, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joyful spirit. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world, it was only two years ago that Archbishop Desmond Tutu held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa --.
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- أرشي ابسقوبسArabic
- арцыбі́скуп, архіяпі́скапBelarusian
- arquebisbeCatalan, Valencian
- uskup agungIndonesian
- 大主教, 大司教Japanese
- მთავარეპისკოპოსი, არქიეპისკოპოსიGeorgian
- biskorpiuneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- archepiscopus, archiepiscopusLatin
- ÄerzbëschofLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pīhopa matua, ākipīhopaMāori
- архиеписко́п, на́дбискупMacedonian
- erkebiskop, erkebispNorwegian
- erkebiskop, erkebispNorwegian Nynorsk
- архиепископ, arhiepiskopSerbo-Croatian
- tổng giám mụcVietnamese
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