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n. Roman Catholic Church
a. Used formerly as a title for a priest holding first rank among the members of a cathedral chapter, acting as chief assistant to a bishop.
b. An honorific title applied to a priest, which may be accompanied by a specific function.
2. Eastern Orthodox Church The highest rank a married priest can hold.

[Middle English archeprest, from Old French archeprestre, from Late Latin archipresbyter, from Late Greek arkhipresbuteros : Greek arkhi-, archi- + Greek presbuteros, priest; see presbyter.]


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (formerly) a chief assistant to a bishop, performing many of his sacerdotal functions during his absence
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a senior priest
ˈarchˈpriestˌhood, ˈarchˈpriestˌship n



a priest of first rank, as among the members of a cathedral chapter.
arch`priest′hood, n.
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Noun1.archpriest - a senior clergyman and dignitaryarchpriest - a senior clergyman and dignitary  
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders


[ˈɑːtʃˈpriːst] Narcipreste m


n (lit, fig)Hohepriester m
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