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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archbishop  \Arch`bish"op\,  n.  [AS.  arcebisceop  arcebiscop  L. 
  archiepiscopus  fr  Gr  'archiepi`skopos.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archbishop 
  n  :  a  bishop  of  highest  rank 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARCHBISHOP,  n.  An  ecclesiastical  dignitary  one  point  holier  than  a 
  bishop. 
 
  If  I  were  a  jolly  archbishop, 
  On  Fridays  I'd  eat  all  the  fish  up  -- 
  Salmon  and  flounders  and  smelts; 
  On  other  days  everything  else. 
  Jodo  Rem 
 
 




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