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

Definition of archdiocese

: the diocese of an archbishop

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archdiocesan \ ˌärch-​dī-​ˈä-​sə-​sən How to pronounce archdiocesan (audio) also  -​ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsē-​sᵊn \ adjective

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More recent settlements have ranged even higher, including an average payment of nearly $500,000 each for abuse survivors in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese. NBC News, "Catholic church settles sex abuse case with Southern black man," 27 Aug. 2019 The archdiocese of New York and Rockefeller University have sued their insurers after the companies refused to cover claims and legal fees related to the new law. R.w. | New York, The Economist, "New York grants a reprieve for victims of child sexual abuse," 15 Aug. 2019 There is absolutely a financial cost of misconduct that does threaten the financial health of the archdiocese. David Heinzmann,, "Chicago Archdiocese pledged $150 million for a scholarship trust. Six years later, it holds less than a third of the money.," 25 July 2019 Brebeuf has appealed the decision of the archdiocese. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Brebeuf Jesuit barred from all-Catholic golf meet, upcoming cross-country meet," 20 June 2019 Even the president of the bishop's conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Galveston-Houston archdiocese, has been entangled in controversies. David Crary, Houston Chronicle, "Group calls on Cardinal DiNardo to resign amid allegations of mishandling sex abuse case," 10 June 2019 The archdiocese received two more allegations after that from men in their 40s. Judy L. Thomas, kansascity, "KCK priest is defrocked years after investigation into sexual abuse allegations," 20 June 2018 In a statement posted on the archdiocese website Monday, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr said church officials will continue to work with investigators. Dan Horn,, "West Side priest Geoff Drew indicted on rape charges," 19 Aug. 2019 An archdiocese spokesman turned down multiple requests to interview Sample or Kuforiji., "Reverence and resistance in one of Portland’s oldest Catholic churches," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of archdiocese

1762, in the meaning defined above

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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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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