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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.]
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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
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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
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[ˈɑːtʃˈpriːst] Narcipreste m
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n (lit, fig)Hohepriester m
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References in classic literature ?
Razumov was supposed to be the son of an Archpriest and to be protected by a distinguished nobleman--perhaps of his own distant province.
Officially and in fact without a family (for the daughter of the Archpriest had long been dead), no home influences had shaped his opinions or his feelings.
"Why, I myself have served two terms with Arnold de Cervolles, he whom they called the archpriest. By my hilt!
A representative of the bishopric, archpriest Theodoros Stylianou, expressed hope that a proper solution would be found.
Index, WA, March 08, 2019 --( The Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC), an International Wiccan Church, is elevating a new Archpriest into its ranks after 5 years of being without one when the previous Archpriest passed away.
The Old Believers were followers of Archpriest Awakum, who refused to accept the seventeenth reform of Orthodox texts and ritual.
Bishop Daniil congratulated the rector of the church, Archpriest Aleksandr Mezentsev and parishioners on the occasion and presented in memory of the event Eucharistic vessels and icons of St.
For example, according to Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the former spokesperson for the Russian Orthodox Church, "God sanctions" the "annihilation of the masses" in order to "instruct society."
He also laid down the foundation stone of four services buildings and ordained 11 clergymen to the rank of archpriest, said the spokesman, adding that the pope also ordained two men as priests and one arch deacon.
Although she was discouraged by her mother, she learned the Catechism and passed the questioning session by the Archpriest of Nettuno.
After a few months, Pope John Paul II made Law the archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which carried with it significant perks as well as a palace to live in.