Archiepiscopate



the tenure of office of an archbishop.
the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
Historical Examples

That of Utrecht was within the archiepiscopate of Cologne; the other three were within that of Rheims.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66 John Lothrop Motley

And so it remained until Roger de Pont l’Evque succeeded to the archiepiscopate in 1154.
York Minster Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust

The north-western tower was added probably during the archiepiscopate, if not by the munificence, of Archbishop George Nevill.
York Minster Arthur Perceval Purey-Cust

Leonidas, successor to Pimen in the archiepiscopate of Novgorod, was sewn up in a bear-skin and worried to death by hounds.
The Rise of the Russian Empire Hector H. Munro

noun
the rank, office, or term of office of an archbishop

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