arch diocese

archdiocese

[ahrch-dahy-uh-sees, -sis]
noun
the diocese of an archbishop.

Origin:
1835–45; arch-1 + diocese

archdiocesan [ahrch-dahy-os-uh-suhn] , adjective
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archdiocese (ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪəˌsiːs, -sɪs)
 
n
the diocese of an archbishop
 
archdiocesan
 
adj

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archdiocese
1844, from arch (adj.) + diocese.
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