a dam resisting the pressure of impounded water by an arch principle, especially a dam having in plan the form of a single arch abutted by natural rock formations.
a dam that is curved in the horizontal plane and usually built of concrete, in which the horizontal thrust is taken by abutments in the sides of a valley. Arch dams must be built on solid rock, as a yielding material would cause a failure
an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having charge of the temporal and external administration of a diocese, with jurisdiction delegated from the bishop. Roman Catholic Church. a title of honor conferred only on a member of a cathedral chapter. Contemporary Examples Later, she was made an archdeacon after her work with the homeless […]
the jurisdiction, residence, or office of an . Historical Examples Mr. Veley collects a few particulars regarding them from the unregistered wills of the archdeaconry of Essex. Shakespeare’s Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes In 1889 Tunbridge deanery was created in the archdeaconry of Maidstone. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various The gallantry […]
the of an archbishop. Contemporary Examples Having a woman in the room would have been good for the archdiocese and could have changed history. Los Angeles Politics Needs More Women John Phillips May 18, 2013 He declined to comment on the request for a restraining order, or the actions of the archdiocese. Sins of the […]
of or relating to an or an archduchy. Historical Examples And who are you, signor, that dare thus question the lady of an archducal counsellor? Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55 Various Various opinions had been expressed of him, but his importance was archducal, dynastic, purely accidental. Notes on Life and Letters […]