Archbishopric Arch`bish"op*ric, n. [AS. arcebiscopr[=i]ce. See {-ric}.] The jurisdiction or office of an archbishop; the see or province over which archbishop exercises archiepiscopal authority. [1913 Webster]

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  • archbishopric — (n.) O.E. arcebiscoprice, from ARCHBISHOP (Cf. archbishop) + rice realm, dominion, province (see REGAL (Cf. regal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • archbishopric — [ärch′bish′əprik] n. [ME archebishopriche < OE arcebiscoprice < arcebisceop (see ARCHBISHOP) + rice, jurisdiction < PGmc * rikja (> Ger reich, realm): for IE base see REGAL] 1. the office, rank, duties, or term of an archbishop 2. the …   English World dictionary

  • archbishopric — UK [ɑː(r)tʃˈbɪʃəprɪk] / US [ɑrtʃˈbɪʃəprɪk] noun [countable] Word forms archbishopric : singular archbishopric plural archbishoprics 1) the area that an archbishop is responsible for 2) the rank of archbishop …   English dictionary

  • archbishopric — noun Date: before 12th century 1. the see or province over which an archbishop exercises authority 2. the jurisdiction or office of an archbishop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archbishopric — /ahrch bish euhp rik/, n. the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop. [bef. 1000; ME archebischopric, OE arcebisceoprice, equiv. to arcebisceop ARCHBISHOP + rice region, realm; c. ON riki, Goth reiki, OHG rihki (G Reich)] * * * …   Universalium

  • archbishopric — noun a) the rank or office of an archbishop b) the jurisdiction of an archbishop; an archdiocese See Also: bishopric …   Wiktionary

  • archbishopric — Synonyms and related words: Kreis, abbacy, aedileship, archdeaconry, archdiocese, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopdom, bishopric, borough, canonicate, canonry, canton, cardinalship, chairmanship,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • archbishopric — arch|bish|op|ric [ˌa:tʃˈbıʃəprık US ˌa:rtʃ ] n 1.) the area governed by an archbishop 2.) the rank of archbishop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • archbishopric — arch|bish|op|ric [ artʃ bıʃəprık ] noun count 1. ) the area that an ARCHBISHOP is responsible for 2. ) the rank of archbishop …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • archbishopric — sb. RG. 417 …   Oldest English Words

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