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Theology. a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God.
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Historical Examples

Perhaps that steep of light is the dwelling-place of angels cherubic, seraphic, archangelic.
New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage

After his defeat, what can be more impressive than his all-enduring archangelic passion, glorious in its all-defying mood?
Vondel’s Lucifer Joost van den Vondel

It is goldsmith’s work on a gigantic scale, this marble reliquary of the archangelic painter.
The Story of Florence Edmund G. Gardner

A thousand times over I was duped by dreams of an archangelic fusion of the opposing forces in the great strife of ideas.
Famous Women: George Sand Bertha Thomas

Impossible to blame a chair for not being as reasonable, as archangelic as I am myself!
The Human Machine E. Arnold Bennett

archangelic smiles must broaden into silent laughter at the mere mention of “a Potage of Green Geese.”
The Feasts of Autolycus Elizabeth Robins Pennell

Meanwhile, we trust that a watchful eye will be kept upon the angelic footmen and archangelic coachman.
Punch – Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853) Various

a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
another name for angelica (sense 1)
yellow archangel, a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings
a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop: 345 000 (2005 est) Russian name Arkhangelsk

mid-15c.; see archangel + -ic.

late 12c., from Old French archangel (12c.) or directly from Late Latin archangelus, from Greek arkhangelos “chief angel,” from arkh- “chief, first” (see archon) + angelos (see angel). Replaced Old English heah encgel.

(1Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9), the prince of the angels.


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