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arch·bish·op

 (ärch-bĭsh′əp)
n.
A bishop of the highest rank, heading an archdiocese or province.

[Middle English archebishop, from Old English arcebisceop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Late Greek arkhiepiskopos : Greek arkhi-, archi- + Greek episkopos, bishop; see bishop.]

archbishop

(ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a bishop of the highest rank. Abbreviation: abp, Abp, Arch or Archbp

arch•bish•op

(ˈɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp)

n.
a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.
[before 900; Old English arcebisceop (arce- arch-1 + bisceop bishop)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archbishop - a bishop of highest rankarchbishop - a bishop of highest rank    
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
metropolitan - in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
Translations
رَئِيس أَساقِفَةرَئيس أساقِفَه
arcibiskup
ærkebiskop
arkkipiispa
nadbiskup
érsek
erkibiskup
大主教
대주교
archepiscopus
arkivyskupas
arhibīskaps
arcibiskup
nadškof
ärkebiskop
หัวหน้าของบิชอพ
baş piskoposbaşpiskopos
tổng giám mục

archbishop

[ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp] Narzobispo m
the Archbishop of Canterburyel Arzobispo de Canterbury
ARCHBISHOP
En la Iglesia anglicana (Church of England) existen dos arzobispos: Archbishop of York y Archbishop of Canterbury, siendo éste el jefe espiritual de la Iglesia. Ambos arzobispos, que ocupan un escaño en la Cámara de los Lores, son nombrados por el monarca con el asesoramiento del Primer Ministro y los representantes de la Iglesia anglicana. El Arzobispo de Canterbury es quien corona al nuevo monarca británico en la ceremonia de la coronación (Coronation Ceremony) y oficia en las bodas reales. Los dos arzobispos ejercen autoridad administrativa sobre el clero en sus respectivos arzobispados (provinces).

archbishop

[ˌɑːrtʃˈbɪʃəp] narchevêque m

archbishop

[ˈɑːtʃˈbɪʃəp] narcivescovo

archbishop

(aːtʃˈbiʃəp) noun
a chief bishop.

archbishop

رَئِيس أَساقِفَة arcibiskup ærkebiskop Erzbischof αρχιεπίσκοπος arzobispo arkkipiispa archevêque nadbiskup arcivescovo 大主教 대주교 aartsbisschop erkebiskop arcybiskup arcebispo архиепископ ärkebiskop หัวหน้าของบิชอพ başpiskopos tổng giám mục 大主教
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Then Merlin went to the Archbishop of Canterbury and counselled him for to send for all the lords of the realm, and all the gentlemen of arms, that they should come to London afore Christmas upon pain of cursing, and for this cause, that as Jesus was born on that night, that he would of his great mercy show some miracle, as he was come to be king of all mankind, for to show some miracle who should be right wise king of this realm.
Then the people marvelled and told it to the Archbishop.
He is not here,' said the Archbishop, 'that shall achieve the sword, but doubt not God will make him known.
They did not care to take the trouble of disabusing him of his error, as they considered that since it did not in any way hurt his conscience it would be better to leave him in it, and they would have all the more amusement in listening to his simplicities; and so they bade him pray to God for his lord's health, as it was a very likely and a very feasible thing for him in course of time to come to be an emperor, as he said, or at least an archbishop or some other dignitary of equal rank.
To which Sancho made answer, "If fortune, sirs, should bring things about in such a way that my master should have a mind, instead of being an emperor, to be an archbishop, I should like to know what archbishops-errant commonly give their squires?
What will become of me if my master takes a fancy to be an archbishop and not an emperor, as is usual and customary with knights-errant?
Be not uneasy, friend Sancho," said the barber, "for we will entreat your master, and advise him, even urging it upon him as a case of conscience, to become an emperor and not an archbishop, because it will be easier for him as he is more valiant than lettered.
Now, the supervising dignitary, the Archbishop of Greenwich, knew this as well as if he had performed the nuptial ceremony.
Him, his Grace the Archbishop perpetually obstructed, cutting him out with his elbow in the moment of success, despatching him in degrading quest of melted butter, and, when by any chance he got hold of any dish worth having, bereaving him of it, and ordering him to stand back.
Pray excuse him, madam,' said the Archbishop in a low stately voice; 'he is a very young man on liking, and we DON'T like him.
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Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand, the patriotic archbishop of Canterbury, found it advisable--"'