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archbishop

[ahrch-bish-uh p] /ˈɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp/
noun
1.
a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English arcebisceop (arce- arch-1 + bisceop bishop), modeled on Late Latin archiepiscopus < Greek archiepískopos; replacing Old English hēahbisceop (see high)
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Examples for archbishops
  • Many of the early archbishops of canterbury were buried in the baptistery at canterbury.
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archbishop

/ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp/
noun
1.
a bishop of the highest rank Abbreviation abp, Abp, Arch, Archbp
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Word Origin and History for archbishops
archbishop
O.E. ærcebiscop, from L.L. archiepiscopus, from Gk. arkhi- "chief" (see archon) + episkopos "bishop," lit. "overseer." Replaced earlier O.E. heah biscop (see bishop).
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