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the see, diocese, or office of an archbishop.
Historical Examples

This is an archbishopric, and the province gives title to the heir-apparent of France.
The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2) John Evelyn

The bishopric, founded in the 3rd century, became an archbishopric in 1475.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

He succeeded to the archbishopric in 995, and his pupil and editor died about the middle of the following century.
Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters W. Carew Hazlitt

Here also it is said the metropolitan church was situated, when London was an archbishopric.
London in 1731 Don Manoel Gonzales

In 1567 he was translated to the archbishopric of Dublin, where the queen looked to him to carry out reforms in the Church.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7 Various

They had twenty or thirty livings in the archbishopric of Manila.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55) Various

The department belongs partly to the archbishopric of Reims and partly to the see of Chlons.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

In this same year he was promoted to the archbishopric of York.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

He is also at present exercising the office of vicar-general of this archbishopric, and has been its visitor-general.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34 Various

In 1828 he was elevated to the archbishopric of Auch and later to that of Besanon.
The Spell of the Heart of France Andr Hallays

the rank, office, or jurisdiction of an archbishop
the area governed by an archbishop

Old English arcebiscoprice, from archbishop + rice “realm, dominion, province” (see regal).


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