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archiepiscopacy

[ ahr-kee-i-pis-kuh-puh-see ]
/ ˌɑr ki ɪˈpɪs kə pə si /

noun

a form of church government in which power is vested in archbishops.

Nearby words

archicarp, archidiaconal, archidiaconate, archie, archie bunker, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopal, archiepiscopal cross, archiepiscopate, archil, archilochian

Origin of archiepiscopacy

1635–45; < Late Latin archiepiscop(us) archbishop + -acy
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