Archdeaconry



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 of this fighting priest was afterwards rewarded by the gift of the archdeaconry of Aberdeen.
The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2) Charles Mills

This will was proved in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Sept. 18, 1724.
George Cruikshank’s Omnibus George Cruikshank

The archdeaconry of Richmondshire remained, but the archdeacon was shorn of power.
The Church of Grasmere Mary L. Armitt

While still only a deacon Becket received many ecclesiastical benefices, including the archdeaconry of Canterbury.
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers

The archdeaconry was built in the time of Edward I., but the front of the house has been entirely modernised.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells Percy Dearmer

Hommy-beg set off at fine paces that carried him to the archdeaconry a matter of four miles an hour.
The Deemster Hall Caine

Are the arrangements with reference to the Sabbath-day schools generally pretty good in your archdeaconry?
Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope

He held the archdeaconry of Ely with two livings, but never obtained higher preference in the church.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various

noun (pl) -ries
the office, rank, or duties of an archdeacon
the residence of an archdeacon

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