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archdiocese

[ahrch-dahy-uh-sees, -sis] /ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪ əˌsis, -sɪs/
noun
1.
the diocese of an archbishop.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; arch-1 + diocese
Related forms
archdiocesan
[ahrch-dahy-os-uh-suh n] /ˈɑrtʃ daɪˈɒs ə sən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for archdiocese
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for archdiocese

archdiocese

/ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪəˌsiːs; -sɪs/
noun
1.
the diocese of an archbishop
Derived Forms
archdiocesan (ˌɑːtʃdaɪˈɒsɪsən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for archdiocese
n.

1762, from arch- + diocese.

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