from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bishop of the highest rank, heading an archdiocese or province.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class (often called a metropolitan or primate) who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A title used in the Christian church as early as the fourth century, and regularly given in that and the next four centuries to the bishops of the highest rank, afterward known as patriarchs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bishop of highest rank
[_Endorsed_: "In order that the decrees above inserted, ordering that the missionaries of the Filipinas Islands have no prisons or jails; that they may not condemn, except those who have commission from the archbishop; and that they appoint no other fiscals than those whom he shall assign them; notwithstanding the decrees that were given ordering no innovation in the former practice, be followed in the appointment of the said fiscals."] _Letter to the archbishop_
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 21 of 55 1624 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
Johannesburg's Catholic community will soon h! ave their first black bishop who will have the title archbishop, Father Stan
But the archbishop is perhaps the most powerful member of a global alliance of conservative bishops and theologians, generously supported by foundations and individual donors in the United States, who seek to dominate the Anglican Communion and expel those who oppose them, particularly the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.
At the start of a Mass, Turin archbishop Cardinal Severino Poletto welcomed Benedict to join those who have silently prayed before the sepia-toned cloth, "this sacred linen that speaks in an impressive way of the Passion of Christ."
A bitter, rabid weasel of a man who thought that possessing the title of archbishop somehow made him immune to the laws of God and men, and a twerpy, unscrupulous banker who had more ambition than sense.
The archbishop is keeping a sharp eye on what you actually say.
I will not stop to inquire whether our guest may or may not have looked backward, through rather too long a period for us, to some remote and distant time when he might possibly bear some far-off likeness to a certain Spanish archbishop whom Gil Blas once served.
The former archbishop is now chief guardian of Catholic doctrine worldwide.
By tradition an Anglican archbishop is free to ordain whomever he pleases within his province, so although the Americans live and work in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and other states, they are now technically bishops within the province of Rwanda.
Father Bob thought that she was manipulative after she called the archbishop to complain about him.