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Definition of "archdiocese" [arch•di•o•cese]

  • The district under an archbishop's jurisdiction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "archdiocese" in a sentence
  • "Monsignor Giuseppe Ghiberti, president of the Turin archdiocese's commission on the Shroud, has said the Vatican, which owns the cloth, might consider a new round of scientific tests after the public display ends May 23."
  • "The report names 63 priests "whose abusive behavior was well-documented in archdiocese files and by witnesses who testified" before the grand jury."
  • "His official archdiocese is the Darling Downs, but he has been attached to St Mary’s for more than 15 years."