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  1. Archibaldnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

  2. Archibaldnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: From Old French Archaunbault, from Old High German Erchanbald, from Proto-Germanic *Erknabalþaz, a construction of *erknaz ("pure, holy, genuine, precious") *balþaz ("strong, bold")


  1. Archibald

    Archibald was a 13th century Scottish prelate best known for involvement in a dispute with the Pope. His Flemish name could indicate a connection with the de Douglas or de Moravia families either by kinship or geography, but there is no other direct evidence of this. His origins are not known, but he was almost certainly the Archibald who was Dean of Moray in the years before 1253. In that year he was consecrated as the successor of Simon de Gunby and Radulf of Lincoln as Bishop of Moray. Through what appears to have been a misunderstanding, Bishop Archibald confirmed the election of one Andrew de Dunn as Dean of Moray. However, the Pope had earlier or simultaneously appointed his own candidate, Nicholas de Hedon, based on an earlier reservation of the position. There was litigation at the Papal see, through which Hedon emerged victorious. Bishop Archibald, apparently concerned he had been placed in a state of excommunication, petitioned Pope Alexander IV and was absolved on 22 December 1255. Bishop Archibald, like all Scottish bishops, was summonded to the Second Council of Lyon. A provincial council at Perth in 1273, however, exempted the Bishop of Moray as well as the Bishop of Dunkeld. Bishop Archibald was present at the Convention of Birgham in 1290.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Archibald in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Archibald in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    We learned from President Richard Nixon that the Saturday Night Massacre with the firing of Archibald Cox -- that is, an interference with the investigation into President Richard Nixon -- was enough to spur an impeachment inquiry on the White House side, and I think the same evidence exists here.

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