- a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.
Origin of archbishop
Related Words for archbishopbishop, pastor, evangelist, cleric, pontiff, rabbi, preacher, priest, chaplain, missionary, vicar, confessor, curate, abbot, rector, dean, divine, ecclesiastic, prelate, lecturer
Examples from the Web for archbishop
Contemporary Examples of archbishop
This is why there will not be much hand-wringing over the Archbishop of Canterbury confessing to doubting the existence of God.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says there are moments he thinks, “Is there a God?”
When I was covering the wars in Central America, all of us knew that the archbishop would be killed.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint
August 24, 2014
You see,” said the archbishop, “in Gaza there is also life, not only death.Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church
July 23, 2014
She sought out the Archbishop of Canterbury to talk about death.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
Historical Examples of archbishop
To this he made no answer; but when the cry was, "Where is the Archbishop?"
The Archbishop of York talked of patience and good contrivance.
"Very well; if I can, I will come again for the ceremony," said the Archbishop aloud.My Double Life
Her mother introduced her to me at the Archbishop's party, and I talked to her a little.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It is a most splendid thing, mind you, to be Archbishop of Canterbury.
- a bishop of the highest rankAbbreviation: abp, Abp, Arch, Archbp