archdiocese

noun arch·di·o·cese \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs , -ˌsēs , -ˌsēz \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of archdiocese

plural archdioceses play \-ˈdī-ə-sə-səz, -ˌsē-zəz, -ˈdī-ə-ˌsēz\
: the diocese of an archbishop

archdiocesan

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

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First Known Use of archdiocese

1762


ARCHDIOCESE Defined for English Language Learners

archdiocese

noun

Definition of archdiocese for English Language Learners

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



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