Definitions for archbishop
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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.
In Christian denominations, an archbishop is a bishop of higher rank or office. In most cases, such as the Catholic Church, there are many archbishops who either have jurisdiction over an ecclesiastical province in addition to their own archdiocese (with some exceptions), or are otherwise granted a titular archbishopric. In others, such as the Lutheran Church of Sweden, the title is only borne by the leader of the denomination.
An archbishop is a high-ranking bishop in certain Christian denominations, such as the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, and Anglican Communion. An archbishop is typically responsible for overseeing a province or archdiocese, which is comprised of several dioceses or districts. They have the authority to ordain bishops within their jurisdiction and typically hold a higher administrative role than regular bishops.
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
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Archbishop: a Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
That doesn't mean we won't consider doing that moving forward, especially in light of the announcement about Archbishop Romero, which we are all certainly happy about and has been a long time coming.
I'm going to pray to God...to illuminate the Archbishop of Arequipa so he doesn't use the pulpit for political commentary.
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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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