- the office, rank, duties, or term of an archbishop
- the church district over which an archbishop has jurisdiction
Origin of archbishopricMiddle English archebishopriche from Old English arcebiscoprice from arcebisceop (see archbishop) + rice, jurisdiction from Proto-Germanic an unverified form rikja (from source German reich, realm): for Indo-European base see regal
- The rank, office, or term of an archbishop.
- The area under an archbishop's jurisdiction; an archdiocese.
From arch- (“above, high”) + bishop + -ric.