Meaning of archiepiscopate

ar•chi•e•pis•co•pate

Pronunciation: (är"kē-u-pis'ku-pit, -pāt"), [key]
— n.
  1. the tenure of office of an archbishop.
  2. the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
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