from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rank, office, or term of an archbishop.
  • n. The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the rank or office of an archbishop
  • n. the jurisdiction of an archbishop; an archdiocese

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The jurisdiction or office of an archbishop; the see or province over which archbishop exercises archiepiscopal authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The titular see or diocese of an archbishop; the province over which an archbishop exercises authority.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop


From arch- ("above, high") + bishop +‎ -ric. (Wiktionary)



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