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arch- +‎ primate


archprimate (plural archprimates)

  1. The chief primate of a Christian church.
    • 1642, John Milton, The Reason of Church Government, Urged Against Prelaty, Book I, Ch. VI.
      For the peace and good of the church is not terminated in the schismless estate of one or two kingdoms, but should be provided for by the joint consultation of all reformed Christendom, that all controversy may end in the final pronounce or canon of one archprimate or protestant pope.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for archprimate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)