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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Example sentences
The group's occupancy of these rooms prevents the archdiocese from using them as storage space or for meetings.
The fountain is also the first indication of the sheer size and complexity of the archdiocese the cathedral serves.
Archdiocese not only knew he would avoid contact with the police, they helped him hide.
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