arch·​bish·​op·​ric (ˌ)ärch-ˈbi-shə-(ˌ)prik How to pronounce archbishopric (audio)
: the see or province over which an archbishop exercises authority
: the jurisdiction or office of an archbishop

Examples of archbishopric in a Sentence

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, 8 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of archbishopric was before the 12th century

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“Archbishopric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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arch·​bish·​op·​ric (ˈ)ärch-ˈbish-ə-(ˌ)prik How to pronounce archbishopric (audio)
: the office or area of authority of an archbishop
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