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archbishop Syllabification: arch·bish·op
Pronunciation: /ˌärCHˈbiSHəp/

Definition of archbishop in English:

noun

The chief bishop responsible for an archdiocese.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with archbishop

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