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Archbishop definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARCHBISH'OP, n. A chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class; a metropolitan bishop, who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops, in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a bishop of highest rank

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English arcebiscop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Late Greek archiepiskopos, from archi- + episkopos bishop more at bishop Date: before 12th century a bishop at the head of an ecclesiastical province or one of equivalent honorary rank

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the chief bishop of a province. Etymology: OE (as ARCH-, BISHOP)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Archbishop Arch`bish"op, n. [AS. arcebisceop, arcebiscop, L. archiepiscopus, fr. Gr. 'archiepi`skopos. See Bishop.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(archbishops) In the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches, an archbishop is a bishop of the highest rank, who is in charge of all the bishops and priests in a particular country or region. ...the Archbishop of Canterbury. ...Archbishop Desmond Tutu. N-COUNT; N-TITLE

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Primate, metropolitan.

Moby Thesaurus

Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean, diocesan, ecclesiarch, exarch, hierarch, high priest, metropolitan, papa, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, prebendary, prelate, primate, rector, rural dean, subdean, suffragan, vicar



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