archbishopric

archbishopric

[ahrch-bish-uhp-rik]
noun
the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.

Origin:
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)
 
n
1.  the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
2.  the area governed by an archbishop

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