Archdiocese Arch`di"o*cese, n. [Pref. arch- + diocese.] The diocese of an archbishop. [1913 Webster]

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  • Archdiocese — • Not an ecclesiastical province, but only that diocese of the province which is the archbishop s own Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Archdiocese     Archdiocese      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • archdiocese — (n.) 1762, from ARCH (Cf. arch ) + DIOCESE (Cf. diocese) …   Etymology dictionary

  • archdiocese — [ärch΄dī′ə sis, ärch′dī΄əsēz΄] n. the diocese of an archbishop archdiocesan [ärch΄dī äs′ə sən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • archdiocese — UK [ɑː(r)tʃˈdaɪəsɪs] / US [ɑrtʃˈdaɪəsɪs] / US [ɑrtʃˈdaɪəˌsɪs] noun [countable] Word forms archdiocese : singular archdiocese plural archdioceses the area that an archbishop is responsible for …   English dictionary

  • archdiocese — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tʃda͟ɪ͟əsiːz[/t]] archdioceses N COUNT An archdiocese is the area over which an archbishop has control …   English dictionary

  • archdiocese — noun (plural archdioceses) Date: 1844 the diocese of an archbishop • archdiocesan adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archdiocese — archdiocesan /ahrch duy os euh seuhn/, adj. /ahrch duy euh sees , sis/, n. the diocese of an archbishop. [1835 45; ARCH 1 + DIOCESE] * * * …   Universalium

  • archdiocese — noun /ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪ.ə.sɪs,ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪəsɪs/ In Christian denominations, the area administered by an archbishop. See Also: diocese, archdiocesan, archbishop …   Wiktionary

  • Archdiocese — The term for the province over which an archbishop holds jurisdiction, comprised of several Dioceses. Cf. Archery …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • archdiocese — arch|di|o|cese [ˌa:tʃˈdaıəsıs, si:s US ˌa:rtʃ ] n the area that is governed by an archbishop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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