Definition of archdiocese in English:


Syllabification: arch·di·o·cese
Pronunciation: /ˌärCHˈdīəsis
, ˌärCHˈdīəˌsēz


The district for which an archbishop is responsible.
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  • The archbishop of the Prague archdiocese is the only Czech cardinal.
  • From there he went to a parish up in Ulster County, the far reaches of the archdiocese.
  • Egan and McCarrick are relative newcomers to their archdioceses.



Pronunciation: /ˌärCHdīˈäsəsən/
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  • Among the Catholic institutions surveyed (including congregations of religious women and men, healthcare systems, and archdioceses and dioceses), the archdiocesan and diocesan responses were the weakest.
  • Next to an official archdiocesan fundraising brochure, I found, early on a weekday morning, a small, homemade stack of leaflets in Spanish with a prayer to Saint Jude, ‘patron of work’
  • And in a recent column in the Catholic New World, the archdiocesan newspaper, he called for a renewed civility in debates in the church and in the wider culture.

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