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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In other states, like Missouri, the ongoing investigation is only possible with the full participation of the archdiocese. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Even more states have launched investigations into clerical abuse since the Pennsylvania report," 24 Oct. 2018 According to a spokesman for the Washington archdiocese, the cardinal plans to continue serving on several Vatican bodies, including one that advises the pope on the selection of bishops. Ian Lovett, WSJ, "Pope Francis Accepts D.C. Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation," 12 Oct. 2018 Despite area residents who are wary of new infrastructure that has often ignored those in poor communities, officials with the charity and the archdiocese say that won’t be the case this time. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "New center, garden in Austin will serve as 'peace hub'," 25 May 2018 Earlier this year, the Archdiocese of Detroit transferred hundreds of parishes to a separate corporation, according to incorporating documents filed by the archdiocese’s Director of Finance. Tom Corrigan, WSJ, "Catholic Church Used Bankruptcy for Sexual-Assault Cases. Now Others Are Following Suit.," 27 Dec. 2018 RaeNell Houston, archdiocese of New Orleans Superintendent, said parents were notified of the policy change during the summer and on the first day of school. Amira Rasool, Allure, "A Black Student’s Elementary School Reportedly Sent Her Home for Wearing Box Braids," 22 Aug. 2018 Prosecutors, however, uncovered reports of at least four more victims abused by Munoz that were documented by the Santiago archdiocese, including some of his young relatives. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Australian bishop convicted of sex abuse cover-up resigns," 30 July 2018 RaeNell Houston, archdiocese of New Orleans Superintendent, said parents were notified of the policy change during the summer and on the first day of school. Amira Rasool, Allure, "A Black Student’s Elementary School Reportedly Sent Her Home for Wearing Box Braids," 22 Aug. 2018 That resulted in hundreds of claims being filed against the archdiocese. Time, "Minnesota Archdiocese to Pay Clergy Abuse Victims the Catholic Church's Second-Largest Payout Ever," 1 June 2018

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1762, in the meaning defined above

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archdiocese

noun

English Language Learners Definition of archdiocese

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

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