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See also: archiépiscopal


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Ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀρχιεπίσκοπος (arkhiepískopos), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, chief) + ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, bishop); see also Latin archiepiscopālis.



  1. Of or relating to an archbishop or an archbishopric.
    • 1814, James Sargant Storer, Henry Sargant Storer, History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Churches of Great Britain, Volume 1, unnumbered page,
      In 960 or 961, the notorious Dunstan entered our archiepiscopal chair, which he occupied till death called him to another world in 968.
    • 1829, John Lanigan, chapter I, in An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland[1], page 285:
      This city and chair of Ailbe has been constantly understood by our old writers as that of Emly; but it is doubted whether it ought to be honoured with the title of an archiepiscopal see.
    • 2010, Marie Therese Flanagan, chapter I, in The Transformation of the Irish Church in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries[2], page 34:
      It also determined an archiepiscopal and primatial hierarchy: two archiepiscopal provinces with metropolitan sees located at Armagh and at Cashel were recognised, under each of which there were to be twelve episcopal sees, with primacy accorded to Armagh.

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archiepiscopal (plural archiepiscopales)

  1. archiepiscopal