Ar`chi*man"drite (#), n. [L. archimandrita, LGr. ; pref. (E. arch-) + an inclosed space, esp. for cattle, a fold, a monastery.] Gr. Church (a)
A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic church.
A superintendent of several monasteries, corresponding to superior abbot, or father provincial, in the Roman Catholic church.
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