archdiocese

[ahrch-dahy-uh-sees, -sis]

noun

the diocese of an archbishop.

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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archdiocese

noun

the diocese of an archbishop
Derived Formsarchdiocesan (ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪsən), adjective
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Word Origin and History for archdiocese
n.

1762, from arch- + diocese.

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