[ ahr-kee-uh-pis-kuh-pit, -peyt ]
/ ˌɑr ki əˈpɪs kə pɪt, -ˌpeɪt /


the tenure of office of an archbishop.
the jurisdiction of an archbishop.

Nearby words

  1. archie,
  2. archie bunker,
  3. archiepiscopacy,
  4. archiepiscopal,
  5. archiepiscopal cross,
  6. archil,
  7. archilochian,
  8. archilochus,
  9. archimage,
  10. archimandrite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for archiepiscopate

  • And so it remained until Roger de Pont l'Evque succeeded to the archiepiscopate in 1154.

    York Minster|Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust
  • Leonidas, successor to Pimen in the archiepiscopate of Novgorod, was sewn up in a bear-skin and worried to death by hounds.

  • That of Utrecht was within the archiepiscopate of Cologne; the other three were within that of Rheims.

  • The north-western tower was added probably during the archiepiscopate, if not by the munificence, of Archbishop George Nevill.

    York Minster|Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust

British Dictionary definitions for archiepiscopate


archiepiscopacy (ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ)

/ (ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpɪt, -ˌpeɪt) /


the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop
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