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archbishop

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From Middle English archebischop, from Old English ærċebischop (archbishop), from Latin archiepiscopus, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιεπίσκοπος (arkhiepískopos), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, first, chief) +‎ ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer), from ἐπισκοπέω (episkopéō, I watch over), from ἐπί (epí, over) +‎ σκοπέω (skopéō, I examine), equivalent to arch- +‎ bishop.

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archbishop (plural archbishops)

  1. In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province.

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