Complete Definition of "archbishop"

English
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Etymology
From L. archiepiscopum < AGr. á¼ÏÏιεÏίÏκοÏÎ¿Ï < á¼ÏÏι- (archi-) "first" or "chief" + polytonic|á¼ÏίÏκοÏÎ¿Ï (episkopos) "overseer" < polytonic|á¼ÏιÏκοÏÎ­Ï (episkopeÅ) "I watch over" < polytonic|á¼Ïί (epi) "over" + polytonic|ÏκοÏÎ­Ï (skopeÅ) "I examine".

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÉrʧbɪÊÉp/ (US)
w:SAMPA chart for English|SAMPA: /ArtSbIsh?@p/ (US)
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Noun
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  1. In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province.

Related terms
archbishopric
archepiscopal
bishop
bishopric
episcopal

Translations
trans-top|senior bishop
Czech: arcibiskup m
Finnish: arkkipiispa
French: archevêque m
German: Erzbischof m
Italian: arcivescovo m
Japanese: 大å¸æ (ã ããããã, daishikyÅ)
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Latin: archepiscopus m
Maltese: arÄisqof
Polish: arcybiskup m
Slovak: arcibiskup#Slovak|arcibiskup m
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See also
archdiocese
diocese
Excellency
Grace
prelate
primate

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