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archbishop

[ahrch-bish-uh p] /ˈɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp/
noun
1.
a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.
Origin of archbishop
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English arcebisceop (arce- arch-1 + bisceop bishop), modeled on Late Latin archiepiscopus < Greek archiepískopos; replacing Old English hēahbisceop (see high)
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archbishop

/ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp/
noun
1.
a bishop of the highest rank Abbreviation abp, Abp, Arch, Archbp
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Word Origin and History for archbishop
n.

Old English ærcebiscop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Greek arkhi- "chief" (see archon) + episkopos "bishop," literally "overseer." Replaced earlier Old English heah biscop (see bishop). The spelling conformed to Latin from 12c.

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