the head of a monastery; an abbot.
a superior abbot, having charge of several monasteries.
a title given to distinguished celibate priests.
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How to use archimandrite in a sentence
I don't know what passed at their interview, but the archimandrite disappeared and I was detained.The World's Greatest Books, Vol X | Various
They gave me that magnificent name in honour of a kinsman, an archimandrite, to whom I am-48- indebted for nothing else.Smoke | Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
He himself had lived there many years as the archimandrite, and was besieged by the Turks during his sojourn within its walls.The Land of the Black Mountain | Reginald Wyon
They paid close attention to the counsels of the archimandrite, and died quite penitent.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2 | Arthur Griffiths
Tim peeping in, perceived that the archimandrite was asleep, and snoring like a hedgehog, but the lad was awake.The Story of Tim | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for archimandrite
Greek Orthodox Church the head of a monastery or a group of monasteries
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