Meaning of patriarchate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpeɪtrɪɑːkət/


  • The office, see, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.

    ‘the patriarchate of Constantinople’
    • ‘they used the prestige of the patriarchate to wield political influence’
    • ‘He annually invited political and religious leaders to the patriarchate to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with fellowship and religious-patriotic speeches by all sides.’
    • ‘Many of these martyrs had opposed the patriarchate's policy of accommodation with the Soviet regime.’
    • ‘Clergy introducing innovative programs have been heavily scrutinized by the patriarchate, especially in Moscow.’
    • ‘Second, the patriarchate would have to sever its affiliations with international ecumenical organizations, particularly with the World Council of Churches.’
    • ‘Mehmet II, who collected Christian relics and occasionally watched a Christian service, even revived the Oecumenical patriarchate, the senior see of Orthodox Christianity.’
    • ‘These policies changed during World War II, and in 1943 the regime accepted an accommodation with the Church that restored the patriarchate.’
    • ‘Developments in the Jerusalem patriarchate seem to have prompted Patriarch of Istanbul Portholomeos I to give at least tacit consent to the sacking of Irineos.’
    • ‘While visiting the Catholic patriarchate of Baghdad in May 1999, the Pope kissed a copy of the Koran offered to him by a Muslim.’
    • ‘Today there are sixteen separate Orthodox churches and patriarchates.’
    • ‘There are also two patriarchates: one in Istanbul and another in Jerusalem.’
    • ‘From 1523 until his elevation to the cardinalate in 1528, Marino lived in Venice, where he could manage the affairs of the patriarchate of Aquileia.’
    • ‘Al-Moallaqa Church was the seat of the bishop of Babylon (that is, Fustat) in the seventh century, and of the Coptic patriarchate in the ninth.’
    • ‘Shortly after, Bulgaria established its own patriarchate, independent of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Constantinople.’
    • ‘Local parishes across the country have raised funds to rebuild and restore churches destroyed by the Soviets, with some support from the Moscow patriarchate.’
    • ‘The patriarchate of Moscow was abolished by Peter the Great in 1721 and replaced by a Holy Synod of bishops which was controlled by a lay official, the chief procurator.’
    • ‘After the battle at Aheloi, Tsar Simeon proclaimed the Bulgarian church a patriarchate and himself an emperor and autocrat of the Romans.’
    • ‘What it is that bothers the Orthodox so much about the idea of a Ukrainian patriarchate?’
    • ‘The patriarchate was restored, with the enthronement of Sergei eight days later.’
    • ‘Conversely, almost half of Moscow's patriarchate churches are in Ukraine.’
    • ‘Also in northern Italy, an independent rite was practised at Aquileia, seat of the most important patriarchate outside Rome, from the 7th century until its abolition in 1751.’