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archiepiscopate

[ahr-kee-uh-pis-kuh-pit, -peyt]
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noun
  1. the tenure of office of an archbishop.
  2. the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
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Examples from the Web for archiepiscopate

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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

    York Minster

    Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust

  • 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

archiepiscopate

archiepiscopacy (ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ)

noun
  1. the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop
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