arch·​di·​o·​cese (ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce archdiocese (audio)
plural archdioceses (ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-sə-səz How to pronounce archdiocese (audio)
: the diocese of an archbishop
ˌärch-dī-ˈä-sə-sən How to pronounce archdiocese (audio)
 also  -ˈdī-ə-ˌsē-sᵊn

Examples of archdiocese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web San Francisco’s archdiocese filed for bankruptcy last summer. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 Giller was assigned to numerous parishes and schools in the archdiocese, the announcement said. Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star, 31 May 2024 According to a previous release from the archdiocese, the men received at least seven years of formation for the priesthood. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 19 May 2024 The archdiocese launched a private mediation program in 2007, reaching settlements with more than 100 victims of decades-old abuse. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for archdiocese 

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of archdiocese was in 1762

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“Archdiocese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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arch·​di·​o·​cese (ˈ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce archdiocese (audio)
: the diocese of an archbishop

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