Definition of Archimandrite

1. Noun. The superior of an abbey of monks.

Exact synonyms: Abbot
Specialized synonyms: Abbe
Generic synonyms: Superior
Derivative terms: Abbatial



Definition of Archimandrite

1. n. A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic church.

Definition of Archimandrite

1. Noun. The superior of a large monastery, or group of monasteries, in the Orthodox Church. ¹

2. Noun. An honorary title sometimes given to a monastic priest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archimandrite

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Medical Definition of Archimandrite

1. A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic church. A superintendent of several monasteries, corresponding to superior abbot, or father provincial, in the Roman Catholic church. Origin: L. Archimandrita, LGr.; pref. (E. Arch-) + an inclosed space, esp. For cattle, a fold, a monastery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archimandrite

archiepiscopal
archiepiscopality
archiepiscopate
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archierey
archigrapheme
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archil
archiloquies
archiloquy
archils
archimage
archimages
archimagi
archimagus
archimandrite (current term)
archimandrites
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archimime
archimimes
archimperialist
archimperialists
archin
archine
archines
arching
archings
archipallium
archipelagic
archipelago

Literary usage of Archimandrite

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1. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"The Archbishop of Patras accuses him of shameful dishonesty, declaring in his Memoirs that the archimandrite sold eighty barrels of gunpowder, ..."

2. Notes of a Visit to the Russian Church in the Years L840, 1841 by William Palmer, John Henry Newman (1882)
"There was another subject on " which the archimandrite-Rector held a controversy with me ; apparently on the morning of my departure ; but, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Of their clergy—one archimandrite and four secular priests—three are from Transylvania and two from Rumania. ..."

4. The Patriarch and the Tsar by William Palmer (1876)
"And now we have given command that the said archimandrite Ignatius is to live in Polotsk, in the Theophany monastery, as before, and is to build and restore ..."

5. History of the Greek Revolution by George Finlay (1861)
"The most active apostle of the supreme direction in the Morea at this time was the archimandrite, Gregorios Dikaios, commonly called Pappa ..."

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