archdiocese

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

noun

the diocese of an archbishop.

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Origin of archdiocese

First recorded in 1835–45; arch-1 + diocese

OTHER WORDS FROM archdiocese

arch·di·oc·e·san [ahrch-dahy-os-uh-suhn], /ˈɑrtʃ daɪˈɒs ə sən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for archdiocese

archdiocese
/ (ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪəˌsiːs, -sɪs) /

noun

the diocese of an archbishop

Derived forms of archdiocese

archdiocesan (ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪsən), adjective
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