a priest holding first rank, as among the members of a cathedral chapter or among the clergy of a district outside the episcopal city.
roman catholic church. a priest acting as superior of the roman catholic secular clergy in england, first appointed in 1598 and superseded by a vicar apostolic in 1623.
historical examples

the face of the archpriest was stern and set, as though chiseled out of alabaster.
pabo, the priest sabine baring-gould

to their summons, the archpriest made answer like a stout old persecutor, and bade his garrison fire upon the mob.
the works of robert louis stevenson – swanston edition robert louis stevenson

here the archpriest halted, and with the staff stirred the water.
pabo, the priest sabine baring-gould

on the surest testimony i know that the archpriest pabo was consumed by fire from heaven.
pabo, the priest sabine baring-gould

the poem of the archpriest of hita mentions two articles of jewellery for female wear called the broncha and the pancha.
the arts and crafts of older spain, volume i (of 3) leonard williams

the archpriest, on reaching the church, mounted a block of stone, and dismissed the women.
pabo, the priest sabine baring-gould

the archpriest bajanof soon entered, and commenced the prayers which precede confession.
the empire of russia john s. c. abbott

the archpriest of the cathedral, canon landrieux (to-day a bishop), called for aid from the onlookers.
how france built her cathedrals elizabeth boyle o’reilly

and that spark was shortly afterwards supplied by the archpriest chayla, director of missions at pont-de-montvert.
the huguenots in france samuel smiles.

then the archpriest stepped forward, went to the belfry, and disengaged the rope from the hand of him who was jangling the bell.
pabo, the priest sabine baring-gould

noun (christianity)
(formerly) a chief -ssistant to a bishop, performing many of his sacerdotal functions during his absence
a senior priest

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