-ric

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English -ricke (also -riche), from Old English -rīċe ‎(-ric), from rīċe ‎(realm, domain, jurisdiction), from Proto-Germanic *rīkiją ‎(realm, power). Cognate with Dutch -rijk, German -reich. More at riche.

SuffixEdit

-ric

  1. (no longer productive) A termination denoting jurisdiction, or a district over which government is exercised.
    bishopric
    archbishopric

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