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archimandrite

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noun ar·chi·man·drite \ˌär-kə-ˈman-ˌdrīt\

Definition of archimandrite

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



Origin and Etymology 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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