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[ahrch-bish-uh p-rik]
  1. the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.
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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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  1. the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
  2. the area governed by an archbishop
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Word Origin and History for archbishopric


Old English arcebiscoprice, from archbishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).

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