One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The district for which an archdeacon is responsible.
- ‘Dioceses were divided into archdeaconries, and archdeaconries into rural deaneries.’
- ‘The northern part of the diocese, the old archdeaconry of Brecon, is almost entirely rural, sparsely populated, and overwhelmingly dependent upon agriculture.’
- ‘Canon Welton, who was appointed first archdeacon of a new archdeaconry comprising East London, Mdantsane and Komga in 1970, will be retiring to Gonubie.’
- ‘Having exercised his ministry in two of our three archdeaconries, he probably knows the diocese as well as anyone.’
- 1.1 The residence of an archdeacon.
- ‘The not having it in his power to keep residency upon his archdeaconry, where there was no house, can't excuse him for not residing upon his parsonage where there was a house.’
- ‘In the 12th century Szentendre was an archdeaconry residence, the Church centre of Pilis County.’
- ‘And I think that this case ought to be considered in the same manner as if the archdeaconry and the parsonage had been a hundred miles distant from each other.’
- 1.2 The office of an archdeacon.
- ‘In May 1551 the king conferred on him the archdeaconry of Exeter, and appointed him one of the six preachers of Canterbury cathedral.’
- ‘Some Archdeaconries drafted and submitted Social Development Plans.’
- ‘The Queen has approved that the Reverend Philip Hugh Jones, Vicar of Southwater, in the Diocese of Chichester, be appointed to the Archdeaconry of Lewes and Hastings.’
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