Definition of Ecclesiastical province
1. Noun. The district within the jurisdiction of an archbishop or a metropolitan or one of the territorial divisions of an ecclesiastical order. "The general of the Jesuits has several provinces under him"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecclesiastical Province
Literary usage of Ecclesiastical province
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The pallium designates the supremely personal relationship of the archbishop as head of a definite ecclesiastical province; hence when a new province is ..."
2. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog, Francis Joseph Pabisch, Thomas Sebastian Byrne (1892)
"Pope Pius VIII. also protested, rebuking the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of the Upper Rhine for keeping silent, when they should have spoken out, ..."
3. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog (1878)
"The ecclesiastical province of the Upper Rhine. (Cf. § 396.) Essays on the Contemporaneous History of Catholicity in Germany, by JMLR . . s, Strasburg, ..."
4. Annuaire Du Québec: Québec Yearbook by Quebec Bureau of Statistics (1915)
"The ecclesiastical province of Quebec comprises five dioceses and an apostolic prefecture: ... At the head of each ecclesiastical province is an archbishop. ..."
5. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"The Besan<;on. ecclesiastical province of ... cunda : for the ecclesiastical province took in some terri- ..."