Archimandrite

The title Archimandrite (Greek: ἀρχιμανδρίτης - archimandrites), primarily used in the Eastern Orthodox and the Eastern Catholic churches, originally referred to a superior abbot whom a bishop appointed to supervise several `ordinary` abbots (each styled hegumenos) and monasteries, or to the abbot of some especially great and impor.....
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Archimandrite

• (n.) A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic church. • (n.) A superintendent of several monasteries, corresponding to superior abbot, or father provincial, in the Roman Catholic church.
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Archimandrite

Ar`chi·man'drite noun [ Latin archimandrita , LGr. ...; prefix ... (E. arch- ) + ... an inclosed space, esp. for cattle, a fold, a monastery.] (Gr. Church) (a) A chief of a monastery, corresponding to abbot in the Roman Catholic church. (b) A superintendent...
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Archimandrite

a senior churchman, usually the abbot of a large monastery.
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archimandrite

head of a monastery or convent
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archimandrite

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, originally an abbot; the title is often given to the celibate clergy from whom the Orthodox episcopate is recruited. ...
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Archimandrite

In the Greek Church, an Archimandrite is an abbot or abbot-general, who has the superintendence of many abbots and convents.
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