archbishop

[ ahrch-bish-uhp ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp /

noun

a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.

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Origin of archbishop

before 900; Middle English; Old English arcebisceop (arce-arch-1 + bisceopbishop), modeled on Late Latin archiepiscopus<Greek archiepískopos; replacing Old English hēahbisceop (see high)
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British Dictionary definitions for archbishop

archbishop
/ (ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp) /

noun

a bishop of the highest rankAbbreviation: abp, Abp, Arch, Archbp
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