archbishop

noun arch·bish·op \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈbi-shəp \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of archbishop

: a bishop at the head of an ecclesiastical province or one of equivalent honorary rank

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Origin and Etymology of archbishop

Middle English, from Old English arcebiscop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Late Greek archiepiskopos, from archi- + episkopos bishop — more at bishop


ARCHBISHOP Defined for English Language Learners

archbishop

noun

Definition of archbishop for English Language Learners

  • : the bishop of highest rank in a particular area


ARCHBISHOP Defined for Kids

archbishop

noun arch·bish·op \ ˈärch-ˈbi-shəp \

Definition of archbishop for Students

: the bishop of highest rank in a group of dioceses


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