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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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45 words

Regional head of an episcopally structured church hierarchy. The term functions as a title. In the Church of England the

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The title of primate, granted in the West from the 4th c. to certain metropolitan sees, does not appear in

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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34 words

The metropolitan of the ‘first see’ (Lat., prima sedes) of a whole nation or people. Anomalously, the archbishop of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

in the Christian Church, the chief bishop or archbishop of a province. In England both the archbishops are primates, the Archbishop of Canterbury being entitled ...

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