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1. Title hist. borne by bps. of capital (mother) cities of Roman provinces or of fictional provinces; such bps. presided at provincial syns. and exercised gen. supervision over other bps. of the province; title first occurs in acts of the 325 Council of Nicaea (see Nicaea, Councils of, 1). 2. In E Orthodox Ch., head of an ecclesiastical province.

3. Abp. in Ch. of Eng.

See also Archbishop; Polity, Ecclesiastical, 3.

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