Archpriest
Archpriest Arch`priest", n. A chief priest; also, a kind of vicar, or a rural dean. [1913 Webster]

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  • Archpriest — • Since the fourth century numerous dioceses had an archpriest, or head of the college of presbyters, who aided and represented the bishop in the discharge of his liturgical and religious duties Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • archpriest — [ärch′prēst΄] n. 1. Archaic a priest who acts as a bishop s chief assistant; dean 2. a chief priest …   English World dictionary

  • Archpriest — Forane redirects here. For the veterinary anesthetic, see isoflurane. Archpriest is the title of a priest who has supervisory duties over a number of parishes. The term is most often used in Eastern Orthodoxy and Eastern Catholic Churches, since… …   Wikipedia

  • archpriest — noun Date: 14th century a priest of preeminent rank …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archpriest — archpriesthood, n. archpriestship, n. /ahrch preest /, n. 1. a priest holding first rank, as among the members of a cathedral chapter or among the clergy of a district outside the episcopal city. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a priest acting as superior of… …   Universalium

  • archpriest — noun a) (Eastern Orthodox Church) The highest rank given to a married priest. b) (Roman Catholic Church) An honorific title applied to a priest who has a specific funct …   Wiktionary

  • archpriest — arch priest || ‚ɑrtʃprɪːst /ɑːt n. senior clergyman; primate, archbishop; high cardinal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Archpriest — a minister assisting a bishop in the administration of a rural deanery, or subdivision of an archdeaconry; also known as a rural dean …   Medieval glossary

  • archpriest — arch·priest …   English syllables

  • archpriest —  Архиерей …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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