A Dictionary of the English Language
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Archbi'shop. n.s. [from arch and bishop.] A bishop of the first class, who superintends the conduct of other bishops his suffragans.

          Cranmer is return'd with welcome,
Install'd lord archbishop of Canterbury.
Shakespeare.

The archbishop was the known architect of this new fabrick. Clarendon.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Shakespeare's Henry VIII (62)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Archbishop." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1036.


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