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Meaning of archimandrite

ar•chi•man•drite

Pronunciation: (är"ku-man'drīt), [key]
— n. Eastern Ch.
  1. the head of a monastery; an abbot.
  2. a superior abbot, having charge of several monasteries.
  3. a title given to distinguished celibate priests.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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