- the tenure of office of an archbishop.
- the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
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Examples from the Web for archiepiscopate
Leonidas, successor to Pimen in the archiepiscopate of Novgorod, was sewn up in a bear-skin and worried to death by hounds.The Rise of the Russian Empire
Hector H. Munro
That of Utrecht was within the archiepiscopate of Cologne; the other three were within that of Rheims.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66
John Lothrop Motley
And so it remained until Roger de Pont l'Evque succeeded to the archiepiscopate in 1154.
The north-western tower was added probably during the archiepiscopate, if not by the munificence, of Archbishop George Nevill.
- the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop
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