noun, plural arch·dea·con·ries.
Origin of archdeaconry
Examples from the Web for archdeaconry
The archdeaconry is of very early origin and is co-extensive with the county.
The archdeaconry was coextensive with the shire, and was divided into five rural deaneries at least as early as 1291.
Hommy-beg set off at fine paces that carried him to the Archdeaconry a matter of four miles an hour.The Deemster|Hall Caine
Mr. Veley collects a few particulars regarding them from the unregistered wills of the Archdeaconry of Essex.Shakespeare's Family|Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The term is also applied to non-parochial ecclesiastical offices of a like tenure, such as a deanery, canonry, and archdeaconry.The Legal Position of the Clergy|P. V. Smith