Archbishop

  • 1 Archbishop — • An archbishop or metropolitan, in the present sense of the term, is a bishop who governs a diocese strictly his own, while he presides at the same time over the bishops of a well defined district composed of simple dioceses but not of provinces …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Archbishop — Arch bish op, n. [AS. arcebisceop, arcebiscop, L. archiepiscopus, fr. Gr. archiepi skopos. See {Bishop}.] A chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class (often called a metropolitan or primate) who superintends the conduct of the suffragan …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 archbishop — (n.) O.E. ærcebiscop, from L.L. archiepiscopus, from Gk. arkhi chief (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)) + episkopos bishop, lit. overseer. Replaced earlier O.E. heah biscop (see BISHOP (Cf. bishop)). The spelling conformed to Latin from 12c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 archbishop — ► NOUN ▪ the chief bishop responsible for a large district …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 archbishop — [ärch′bish′əp] n. [ME archebishop < OE arcebisceop < LL(Ec) archiepiscopus < LGr(Ec) archiepiskopos < Gr archos (see ARCH ) + episkopos, overseer: see BISHOP] a bishop of the highest rank, who presides over an archbishopric or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Archbishop — In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and others, this means that they lead a diocese of particular importance called an archdiocese, or in the Anglican Communion an… …

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  • 7 archbishop — /ahrch bish euhp/, n. a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese. [bef. 900; ME; OE arcebisceop (arce ARCH 1 + bisceop BISHOP), modeled on LL archiepiscopus < Gk archiepískopos; r. OE heahbisceop (see HIGH)] *… …

    Universalium

  • 8 archbishop — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ Anglican, Roman Catholic ▪ cardinal (AmE) VERB + ARCHBISHOP ▪ be appointed (as), be consecrated, become, be ent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 archbishop — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tʃbɪ̱ʃəp[/t]] archbishops N COUNT; N TITLE In the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches, an archbishop is a bishop of the highest rank, who is in charge of all the bishops and priests in a particular country or region. ...the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 archbishop — UK [ɑː(r)tʃˈbɪʃəp] / US [ɑrtʃˈbɪʃəp] noun [countable] Word forms archbishop : singular archbishop plural archbishops a priest of the highest rank in some Christian churches who is responsible for all the churches in a particular area …

    English dictionary

  • 11 archbishop —    An Anglican archbishop is normally addressed in this way: a Roman Catholic archbishop is addressed formally as ‘your Grace’ …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 12 archbishop —    This word (from the Greek archi , meaning chief, and episcopos, meaning supervisor or superintendent ) refers to a bishop who has responsibility over a territory or ecclesiastical province that includes a number of dioceses headed by other… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 13 archbishop — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English arcebiscop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Late Greek archiepiskopos, from archi + episkopos bishop more at bishop Date: before 12th century a bishop at the head of an ecclesiastical province …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 archbishop — noun /ɑː(ɹ)tʃ.bɪʃ.əp,ɑɹtʃ.bɪʃ.əp/ In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province. See Also: archbishopric, archbishopship, archepiscopal …

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  • 15 Archbishop — The principal bishop of a province of the Church. [< Gr. arkhos = chief + bishop] Cf. Archdiocese …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 16 archbishop — Synonyms and related words: Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean, diocesan,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 Archbishop —    A Bishop who presides over a province of Dioceses; an official title, but not an Order …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 18 archbishop — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chief bishop, prelate, head of an ecclesiastical province, church dignitary, primate, high churchman; see also minister 1 , priest . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. chief bishop …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 archbishop — arch|bish|op [ˌa:tʃˈbıʃəp US ˌa:rtʃ ] n a priest of the highest rank, who is in charge of all the churches in a particular area …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 archbishop — arch|bish|op [ artʃ bıʃəp ] noun count a priest of the highest rank in some Christian churches who is responsible for all the churches in a particular area …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English