Definition of Archpriest

1. Noun. A senior clergyman and dignitary.




Definition of Archpriest

1. n. A chief priest; also, a kind of vicar, or a rural dean.

Definition of Archpriest

1. Noun. (''Eastern Orthodox Church'') The highest rank given to a married priest. ¹

2. Noun. (''Roman Catholic Church'') An honorific title applied to a priest who has a specific function. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archpriest

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Literary usage of Archpriest

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"Juan Ruiz, Roiz, or Rois, archpriest of Hita, a small town in the province of ... XV IIL might be thought, would have entitled the archpriest to fame. ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"When they increased in numbers he was assisted by the archpriest. ... The rural archpriest was a vice-bishop—the representative of the bishop in his rural ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"279; Southwell's Bibl. Scriptorum Soc. Jesu, p. "7": Wood's Athena Oxon. (Bliss), ii. 406, and F«eti, i. 185; TG Law's archpriest Controversy, ..."

4. A History of England: From the First Invasion by the Romans by John Lindgard (1827)
"At first Persons supported, soon he opposed, their design: instead of several bishops, one archpriest was appointed; and he received secret instructions to ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"... actively to pursue its old quarrel with the English government; but under Jesuit pressure the Pope agreed to create a new office, that of archpriest. ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"... actively to pursue its old quarrel with the English government; but under Jesuit pressure the Pope agreed to create a new office, that of archpriest. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In an extended procession the archpriest, hie vicar, the canons, the beneficiaries, the chaplains, and the entire clergy approach in order, and symbolically ..."

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