archdiocese

noun
arch·​di·​o·​cese | \(ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs, -ˌsēs, -ˌsēz\
plural archdioceses\ -​ˈdī-​ə-​sə-​səz , -​ˌsē-​zəz, -​ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of archdiocese 

: the diocese of an archbishop

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Other Words from archdiocese

archdiocesan \ ˌärch-​dī-​ˈä-​sə-​sən also  -​ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsē-​sᵊn \ adjective

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Block leaders like Adorno are trained by the archdiocese to set up a feeding site and to handle food. Alfred Lubrano, Philly.com, "Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch," 20 June 2018 That measure resulted in hundreds of claims being lodged against the archdiocese, which filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Twin Cities archdiocese to pay $210 million to priest sex abuse victims," 31 May 2018 During the five-day institute, religious leaders from across the U.S. are visiting several parishes in Chicago where the archdiocese actively works with immigrant communities. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "'Chicago is the lighthouse': Local Catholic leaders take the lead in supporting immigrants," 13 July 2018 Bishop Greg O’Kelly, who was appointed to administer the Adelaide archdiocese after Wilson gave up his duties, said in a statement that his role had not changed. Adam Baidawi, BostonGlobe.com, "Australian archbishop sentenced for cover-up of sexual abuse," 4 July 2018 Bishop Greg O’Kelly, who was appointed to administer the Adelaide archdiocese after Archbishop Wilson gave up his duties, said in a statement that his role had not changed. Adam Baidawi, New York Times, "Archbishop Philip Wilson Is Sentenced for Sexual Abuse Cover-Up in Australia," 2 July 2018 The archdiocese received a complaint last year about Karey abusing a girl under age 16. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Archdiocese: Sex abuse claim against dead priest is credible," 22 June 2018 Philadelphia’s archdiocese was not included in the inquiry because it was investigated twice in the last 15 years. Philly.com, "Pa. report to document child sexual abuse, cover-ups in six Catholic dioceses," 17 June 2018 Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest. Fox News, "Pope: new bishop replaces convicted Australian cleric," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of archdiocese

1762, in the meaning defined above

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archdiocese

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English Language Learners Definition of archdiocese

: the area an archbishop is in charge of : the diocese of an archbishop

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