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Definition of "archbishopric" []

  • The rank, office, or term of an archbishop. (noun)
  • The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese. (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 "archbishopric" in a sentence
  • "_Benefices, and mission villages of Indian natives in the diocese of the archbishopric of Manila both in charge of the secular priests and of religious; and the number of souls cared for in the archbishopric_."
  • "In Mechlin the organ of the archbishopric, which is styled "La Vie diocésaine", receives contributions from Cardinal Mercier."
  • "Indians, who remained outside the tribunal's jurisdiction, were subject to a parallel institution, the Juzgado General de Indios, founded in 1592, or the Provisorato de naturales, the tribunal for the archbishopric of Mexico that was charged with Indian affairs and oversaw matters of superstition, idolatry, witchcraft, and bigamy."