archiepiscopacy

archiepiscopacy

[ahr-kee-i-pis-kuh-puh-see]
noun
a form of church government in which power is vested in archbishops.

Origin:
1635–45; < Late Latin archiepiscop(us) archbishop + -acy

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archiepiscopate or archiepiscopacy (ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpɪt, -ˌpeɪt, ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ)
 
n
the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop
 
archiepiscopacy or archiepiscopacy
 
n

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