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archiepiscopacy

[ahr-kee-i-pis-kuh-puh-see] /ˌɑr ki ɪˈpɪs kə pə si/
noun
1.
a form of church government in which power is vested in archbishops.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Late Latin archiepiscop(us) archbishop + -acy
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British Dictionary definitions for archiepiscopacy

archiepiscopate

/ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpɪt; -ˌpeɪt/
noun
1.
the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop
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