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archbishopric

[ahrch-bish-uh p-rik] /ˌɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp rɪk/
noun
1.
the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English archebischopric, Old English arcebisceoprīce, equivalent to arcebisceop archbishop + rīce region, realm; cognate with Old Norse rīki, Gothic reiki, Old High German rīhki (German Reich)
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archbishopric

/ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəprɪk/
noun
1.
the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
2.
the area governed by an archbishop
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Word Origin and History for arch bishopric

archbishopric

n.

Old English arcebiscoprice, from archbishop + rice "realm, dominion, province" (see regal).

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