[ahrch-dahy-uh-sees, -sis]
See more synonyms for archdiocese on

Origin of archdiocese

First recorded in 1835–45; arch-1 + diocese
Related formsarch·di·oc·e·san [ahrch-dahy-os-uh-suh n] /ˈɑrtʃ daɪˈɒs ə sən/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for archdiocese

church, community, fold, flock, territory, bethel, archdiocese, churchgoers

Examples from the Web for archdiocese

Contemporary Examples of archdiocese

Historical Examples of archdiocese

British Dictionary definitions for archdiocese


  1. the diocese of an archbishop
Derived Formsarchdiocesan (ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪsən), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for archdiocese

1762, from arch- + diocese.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper