From arch- + bishop, from Latin archiepiscopus, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιεπίσκοπος (arkhiepiskopos), from ἀρχι- (archi-, “first, chief”) + ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, “overseer”), from ἐπισκοπέω (episkopeō, “I watch over”), from ἐπί (epi, “over”) + σκοπέω (skopeō, “I examine”).
- (UK) IPA: /ɑː(ɹ)tʃ.bɪʃ.əp/, X-SAMPA: /A:(r)tS.bIS.@p/
- (US) IPA: /ɑɹtʃ.bɪʃ.əp/, X-SAMPA: /ArtS.bIS.@p/
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archbishop (plural archbishops)
- 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.