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1. The rank, office, or term of an archbishop.
2. The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the area governed by an archbishop


(ˌɑrtʃˈbɪʃ əp rɪk)

the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.
[before 1000]
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Noun1.archbishopric - the territorial jurisdiction of an archbishop
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised


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