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archbishop

noun [C] uk   /ˌɑːtʃˈbɪʃ.əp/ us    /ˌɑːrtʃ-/
a bishop of the highest rank who is in charge of churches and other bishops in a particular large area: The Archbishop of Canterbury holds the highest position in the Church of England.
Translations of “archbishop”
in Korean 대주교…
in Arabic أُسقُف…
in French archevêque…
in Turkish başpiskopos…
in Italian arcivescovo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大主教…
in Russian архиепископ…
in Polish arcybiskup…
in Spanish arzobispo…
in Portuguese arcebispo…
in German der Erzbischof…
in Catalan arquebisbe…
in Japanese (カトリック)大司教, (プロテスタント)大主教, 大監督…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大主教…
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