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archdiocese

noun arch·di·o·cese \(ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs, -ˌsēs, -ˌsēz\

: the area an archbishop is in charge of : the diocese of an archbishop

plural arch·di·o·ces·es\-ˈdī-ə-sə-səz, -ˌsē-zəz, -ˈdī-ə-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of ARCHDIOCESE

:  the diocese of an archbishop
arch·di·oc·e·san \ˌärch-dī-ˈä-sə-sən also -ˈdī-ə-ˌsē-sən\ adjective

First Known Use of ARCHDIOCESE

1844

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