Definition of archimandrite
: a dignitary in an Eastern church ranking below a bishop; specifically : the superior of a large monastery or group of monasteries
Origin and Etymology of archimandrite
Late Latin archimandrites, from Late Greek archimandritēs, from Greek archi- + Late Greek mandra monastery, from Greek, fold, pen
First Known Use: 1591
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