- 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.
Etymology: From archiepiscopum < Ancient Greek á < á- (archi-) "first" or "chief" + (polytonic, á) (episkopos) "overseer" < (polytonic, á) (episkopeÅ) "I watch over" < (polytonic, á) (epi) "over" + (polytonic, ) (skopeÅ) "I examine".
- French: archevíªque
- German: Erzbischof
- Italian: arcivescovo
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