archbishopric

Part of speech: noun

The office and jurisdiction of an archbishop.

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Usage examples "archbishopric":

  1. The great thirteenth and fourteenth century cathedral of St. Rombaut has been the seat of an archbishopric since the sixteenth century, and is still the metropolitan church of Belgium. - "Beautiful Europe - Belgium", Joseph E. Morris.
  2. It was to it that Cranmer was brought to receive the Pope's sentence of condemnation, and in the cloisters the ceremony of his degradation from the archbishopric was carried out. - "The Charm of Oxford", J. Wells.
  3. In 1568, he passed from the bishopric of Badajoz to the archbishopric of Valencia. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.