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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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Every thing about the church is marble, and all from the same quarry; it was bequeathed to the Archbishopric for this purpose centuries ago.
Pelusium was an important city, which led it to be Roman provincial capital and Metropolitan archbishopric.
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The Romfea agency of the Greek Church said Wednesday that the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate met to table the letter from the Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric (MOC-OA) in which MOC-OA says it wants its name to change to Ohrid Archbishopric.
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