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From Middle English archebischop, from Old English ærċebischop(archbishop), from Late Latin or Ecclesiastical 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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