What does archbishop mean?

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ˈɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əparch·bish·op

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archbishopnoun

    a bishop of highest rank


  1. archbishopnoun

    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

  1. Archbishopnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archbishopnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [AS. arcebisceop, arcebiscop, L. archiepiscopus, fr. Gr. 'archiepi`skopos. See Bishop.]


  1. Archbishop

    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

  1. Archbishop

    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.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'archbishop' in Nouns Frequency: #2097

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of archbishop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of archbishop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of archbishop in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Hullibarger:

    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.

  2. Papi Mzizi:

    The Archbishop was the moral compass of the country if you like.

  3. Alfredo Barnechea:

    I'm going to pray to God...to illuminate the Archbishop of Arequipa so he doesn't use the pulpit for political commentary.

  4. Prince Harry and Meghan:

    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 --.

  5. Edward McFadden:

    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.

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