archbishopric

noun

arch·​bish·​op·​ric (ˌ)ärch-ˈbi-shə-(ˌ)prik How to pronounce archbishopric (audio)
1
: the see or province over which an archbishop exercises authority
2
: the jurisdiction or office of an archbishop

Example Sentences

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archbishopric. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

archbishopric

noun

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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