Arch`bish"op (#), n. [AS. arcebisceop, arcebiscop, L. archiepiscopus, fr. Gr. . See Bishop.]

A chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class (often called a metropolitan or primate) who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese.

 

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