archimandrite


ar·chi·man·drite

noun \ˌär-kə-ˈman-ˌdrīt\

Definition of ARCHIMANDRITE

:  a dignitary in an Eastern church ranking below a bishop; specifically :  the superior of a large monastery or group of monasteries

Origin of ARCHIMANDRITE

Late Latin archimandrites, from Late Greek archimandritēs, from Greek archi- + Late Greek mandra monastery, from Greek, fold, pen
First Known Use: 1591

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