archdiocese

[ ahrch-dahy-uh-sees, -sis ]
/ ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪ əˌsis, -sɪs /

noun

the diocese of an archbishop.

Nearby words

  1. archconfraternity,
  2. archconservative,
  3. archd.,
  4. archdeacon,
  5. archdeaconry,
  6. archducal,
  7. archduchess,
  8. archduchy,
  9. archduke,
  10. archdukedom

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

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British Dictionary definitions for archdiocese

archdiocese

/ (ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪəˌsiːs, -sɪs) /

noun

the diocese of an archbishop
Derived Formsarchdiocesan (ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪsən), adjective

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Word Origin and History for archdiocese

archdiocese

n.

1762, from arch- + diocese.

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