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Meaning of archpriest

arch•priest

Pronunciation: (ärch'prēst'), [key]
— n.
  1. a priest holding first rank, as among the members of a cathedral chapter or among the clergy of a district outside the episcopal city.
  2. a priest acting as superior of the Roman Catholic secular clergy in England, first appointed in 1598 and superseded by a vicar apostolic in 1623.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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