Archiepiscopacy
Archiepiscopacy Ar`chi*e*pis"co*pa*cy, n. [Pref. archi- + episcopacy.] 1. That form of episcopacy in which the chief power is in the hands of archbishops. [1913 Webster]

2. The state or dignity of an archbishop. [1913 Webster]


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