Definition of archdiocese in English:


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  • The district for which an archbishop is responsible.

    ‘The archbishop of the Prague archdiocese is the only Czech cardinal.’
    • ‘From there he went to a parish up in Ulster County, the far reaches of the archdiocese.’
    • ‘Egan and McCarrick are relative newcomers to their archdioceses.’
    • ‘One of the findings of this clumsy study was that the average age of death of priests in the archdiocese had been thirty-six years old.’
    • ‘If the state's action could have been foreseen, would the archdiocese have spent so much money on a new cathedral?’
    • ‘Last December, he gave a day of recollection at Dunwoodie Seminary for the priests of the archdiocese.’
    • ‘He does care about the Boston archdiocese and is dedicated to addressing its needs.’
    • ‘The archdiocese responded, in part, by forming a human rights committee.’
    • ‘Varappuzha was raised to the status of an Archdiocese in 1886 and was the first archdiocese of Kerala.’
    • ‘He returned to his own diocese and up until his death he served the archdiocese of Melbourne with distinction.’
    • ‘In 2000, the Munich Radio Orchestra launched a yearly series of concerts called ‘Paradisi gloria,’ co-sponsored by the archdioceses in Munich and Freising.’
    • ‘We are a small diocese, carved out of Denver's archdiocese in the 1980s, with a tradition of strong lay leadership.’
    • ‘The exhibit includes images from Mount Saint Mary's Seminary and other sites in the archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore.’
    • ‘Vocations to the priesthood are now almost adequate in some of the major Catholic archdioceses, although in other places numbers continue low.’
    • ‘The Catholic Church in the US has 60m members and 186 archdioceses all of them involved in fundraising.’
    • ‘He said had it not been for prayers from the archdiocese, friends and family, coupled with therapy, he would not have recovered fully from the paralysis.’
    • ‘By the end of 1941, the US State Department reported that only 34 priests out of 828 were left in the archdiocese of Posen.’
    • ‘The archdiocese includes all of Dublin, most of Wicklow and parts of Counties Kildare, Carlow, Wexford and Laois.’
    • ‘The archdiocese has opened a string of museums, including one last week, in a bid to preserve for posterity the history and tradition of the church in India.’
    • ‘From the inception of the project the archdiocese insisted on a robust design to preserve the function and integrity of the structure.’



/ˌärCHˈdīəsis/ /ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪəsɪs/ /ˌärCHˈdīəˌsēz/ /ˌɑrtʃˈdaɪəˌsiz/