Definition of archdiocese in English:


Line breaks: arch|dio¦cese
Pronunciation: /ɑːtʃˈdʌɪəsɪs


  • The district for which an archbishop is responsible.
    More example sentences
    • 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: /ɑːtʃdʌɪˈɒsɪs(ə)n/
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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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