archangel


arch·an·gel

noun \ˈärk-ˌān-jəl\

: an angel of the highest rank

Full Definition of ARCHANGEL

1
:  a chief angel
2
plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
arch·an·gel·ic \ˌärk-(ˌ)an-ˈje-lik\ adjective

Origin of ARCHANGEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French archangle, from Late Latin archangelus, from Greek archangelos, from archi- + angelos angel
First Known Use: 12th century

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