archdiocese

noun
arch·​di·​o·​cese | \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce archdiocese (audio) , -ˌsēs, -ˌsēz\
plural archdioceses\ -​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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Other Words from archdiocese

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

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His changes have been unilateral and in line with the archdiocese. oregonlive.com, "Reverence and resistance in one of Portland’s oldest Catholic churches," 11 Aug. 2019 The German Immersion school purchased the church from the archdiocese legally. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letter: Tragedy at Saint Andrew’s? No. Move on," 8 Aug. 2019 Francis named a temporary administrator to run Alencherry’s Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese, resolve its financial problems and try to heal the divisions the dispute had caused among the priests. Washington Post, "Catholic priests in India protest cardinal’s return," 24 July 2019 Francis named a temporary administrator to run Alencherry’s Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese, resolve its financial problems, and try to heal the divisions the dispute had caused among the priests. Nicole Winfield, BostonGlobe.com, "Catholic priests in India protest cardinal’s return," 24 July 2019 Father Preynat continued to work in the archdiocese and, in 2013, the cardinal promoted him to oversee an area that included six parishes in the Lyon region. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "French Cardinal’s Trial to Draw Scrutiny of How Church Treats Abuse Cases," 4 Jan. 2019 The turnaround came after a Catholic News Agency reporter asked the archdiocese about Mercy's decision to leave the syringe exchange to do its own thing, which includes providing condoms to clients. Terry Demio, Cincinnati.com, "No condoms at needle exchange on Mercy Health grounds after all," 11 Apr. 2018 The criminal charges were dismissed after California’s extended statute of limitations was ruled unconstitutional, but the archdiocese later settled a lawsuit filed by another Ingels accuser. Martha Mendoza, Washington Post, "Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group," 29 July 2019 The criminal charges were dismissed after California's extended statute of limitations was ruled unconstitutional, but the archdiocese later settled a lawsuit filed by another Ingels accuser. Anchorage Daily News, "Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of archdiocese

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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