arch·​bish·​op·​ric | \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈbi-shə-(ˌ)prik How to pronounce archbishopric (audio) \

Definition of archbishopric

1 : the see or province over which an archbishop exercises authority
2 : the jurisdiction or office of an archbishop

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Recent Examples on the Web Yet knowledge of his behavior didn’t stop him from attaining the archbishopric of the nation’s capital, a cardinal’s hat and welcome in the highest and most fashionable circles. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Oscar Wilde’s Catholicism," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of archbishopric

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Archbishopric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of archbishopric

: the rank of an archbishop or the area over which an archbishop has authority

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