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 (ärch-dī′ə-sĭs, -sēs′, -sēz′)
The district under an archbishop's jurisdiction.

arch′di·oc′e·san (-ŏs′ĭ-sən) adj.


(ˌɑːtʃˈdaɪəˌsiːs; -sɪs)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the diocese of an archbishop
archdiocesan adj


(ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪ əˌsis, -sɪs)

the diocese of an archbishop.
arch`di•oc′e•san (-ˈɒs ə sən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archdiocese - the diocese of an archbishop
bishopric, diocese, episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop


[ˈɑːtʃˈdaɪəsɪs] Narchidiócesis f inv


[ˌɑːrtʃˈdaɪəsɪs] narchidiocèse m
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