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a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese.
Contemporary Examples

Next on the stand was the buddy from archbishop Molloy High School, Maureen Hartigan.
Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony Michael Daly February 26, 2013

The above is an excerpt from his new memoir, The archbishop Wore Combat Boots with Nancy Collins and Peter Finney Jr.
My Life with the Kennedys Archbishop Hannan, Nancy Collins May 31, 2010

Dolan kept a similarly low profile on the issue of mandated coverage when he was archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Belated Health-Care Conversion Matthew DeLuca February 21, 2012

“All the houses of Sadad were robbed and property looted,” archbishop Alnemeh said in a statement.
Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions Jamie Dettmer November 18, 2013

So when Sargent Shriver pointed out that technically it had to be the archbishop, she dug in her heels.
My Life with the Kennedys Archbishop Hannan, Nancy Collins May 31, 2010

Historical Examples

The quarrel between the king and the archbishop was amicably settled.
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers

The archbishop of York talked of patience and good contrivance.
Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II Charlotte Mary Yonge

The archbishop, however, only inhabited the porter’s lodge, and all the rest was left deserted.
Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare

To this he made no answer; but when the cry was, “Where is the archbishop?”
Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II Charlotte Mary Yonge

He hid himself on the night of the fire behind the tomb of archbishop Greenfield.
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield

a bishop of the highest rank Abbreviation abp, Abp, Arch, Archbp

Old English ærcebiscop, from Late Latin archiepiscopus, from Greek arkhi- “chief” (see archon) + episkopos “bishop,” literally “overseer.” Replaced earlier Old English heah biscop (see bishop). The spelling conformed to Latin from 12c.


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    a distinctive area at the upper part of a stern, curving upward toward the center and giving the name and port of the vessel within a carved and painted frame; escutcheon.

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    a curved brace, especially one of a pair used to give the effect of an arch in a roof frame. Historical Examples Unless “toeing out” is corrected by exercise and a proper shoe, an arch brace will do more harm than good. How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk

  • Archconfraternity

    a confraternity having the right to associate itself with confraternities that are similar to it, and to impart to them its privileges and indulgences. Historical Examples From this day, the archconfraternity developed wonderfully, and became an inexhaustible source of graces. The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel

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