Definition of archbishop in English:


Line breaks: arch|bishop
Pronunciation: /ɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp
, ˈɑːtʃ-/


The chief bishop responsible for a large district: the Archbishop of York
More example sentences
  • Specifically, the Board urges a revival of the oversight role of metropolitans, i.e., archbishops overseeing bishops in their province.
  • Nigeria is the largest Anglican ‘province’ in the world with 17 million members, 81 bishops, and 10 archbishops.
  • Cardinals, archbishops, bishops, clergy and civilian dignitaries, including some from abroad, will participate in the function.


Old English, from arch- 'chief' + biscop (see bishop), replacing earlier heah-biscop 'high-bishop'.

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