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Of or having to do with an archbishop or an archbishopric.

[Medieval Latin archiepiscopālis, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, archbishop; see archbishop.]

ar′chi·e·pis′co·pal′i·ty (-păl′ĭ-tē) n.
ar′chi·e·pis′co·pate n.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or associated with an archbishop
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(ˌɑr ki ɪˈpɪs kə pəl)

of or pertaining to an archbishop.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin archiepiscopālis= Late Latin archiepiscop(us) archbishop + Latin -ālis -al1]
ar`chi•e•pis′co•pate (-pɪt, -ˌpeɪt) n.
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Adj.1.archiepiscopal - of or associated with an archbishop; "an archiepiscopal see"
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By focusing primarily on the diocese of Dublin, however, James Murray has put forward a balanced and quite convincing account of that failure through an examination of the archiepiscopates of George Browne, Hugh Curwen, and Adam Loflus and their efforts to accommodate changing religious directives from London at the same time balancing various pressures within Ireland.
(94) There are no letters to or from the patriarch or the metropolitan, or to or from other bishops, between the archiepiscopates of Nifont (d.
"The one is a Scot, the other an Englishman [sic]," the ambassador observed, "but both prime favourites."(119) In January 1610, rumour circulated that Dunbar would be made a marquis as part of the celebrations for Prince Henry's sixteenth birthday, an elevation that would place him with second in rank only to the king's cousin, the Duke of Lennox, and on a par with his ally Huntly and Hamilton, who had attained marquisates ten years earlier.(120) More substantial was his appointment to the new high commission for the archiepiscopates of St.