Definitions of archbishop

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The chief bishop of a church district in the Greek, Roman, and English churches. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A chief bishop: the bishop of a province as well as of his own diocese. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A chief bishop; the bishop of a province. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The chief bishop of a province. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A chief bishop, or the bishop of a province, and also of his own diocese. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A metropolitan having jurisdiction over the bishops of his province. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for archbishop

  1. Dermot O'Hurley, Archbishop of Cashel, was taken prisoner and carried to Dublin and hanged. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. But under the patronage of the King and the Archbishop the movement developed rapidly. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes