- the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.
Origin of archbishopric
before 1000; Middle English archebischopric, Old English arcebisceoprīce, equivalent to arcebisceop archbishop + rīce region, realm; cognate with Old Norse rīki, Gothic reiki, Old High German rīhki (German Reich)
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Examples from the Web for archbishopric
My friend was asked to nominate some Filipino for the archbishopric.The Philippine Islands
The bishopric, founded in the 3rd century, became an archbishopric in 1475.
Here also it is said the metropolitan church was situated, when London was an archbishopric.London in 1731
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He was partly promised the Archbishopric of Rouen, which was vacant, if he should succeed.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
They had twenty or thirty livings in the archbishopric of Manila.
- the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
- the area governed by an archbishop
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Word Origin and History for archbishopric
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