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archdeaconry

[ ahrch-dee-kuhn-ree ]

noun

, plural arch·dea·con·ries.
  1. the jurisdiction, residence, or office of an archdeacon.


archdeaconry

/ ˈɑːtʃˈdiːkənrɪ /

noun

  1. the office, rank, or duties of an archdeacon
  2. the residence of an archdeacon


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Word History and Origins

Origin of archdeaconry1

First recorded in 1545–55; archdeacon + -ry

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Example Sentences

The king set him to write on the subject, and he was rewarded with the Archdeaconry of Taunton.

While still only a deacon Becket received many ecclesiastical benefices, including the Archdeaconry of Canterbury.

He succeeded to the Archdeaconry upon the sudden decease of Archdeacon Pulteney in 1810.

The archdeaconry of Canterbury was worth 100 pounds of silver a-year.

Are the arrangements with reference to the Sabbath-day schools generally pretty good in your archdeaconry?

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