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-arch leader; ruler.
arch1 a structural element, usu. of masonry, that is curved and used to span an open space such as a door. [5 definitions]
arch2 mischievous or sly.
arch- principal; main. [3 definitions]
archaeo- ancient.
archaeological of or relating to archaeology.
archaeologist a scientist who works in the field of archaeology.
archaeology the systematic and scientific study of past human life and culture using information gained from the analysis of their artifacts, such as pottery, tools, buildings, and the like.
archaic having the features or characteristics typical of a much older time; antiquated. [3 definitions]
archaism something archaic, such as a word or expression. [2 definitions]
archangel a high-ranking celestial being, esp. in medieval Christian theology, a member of the nine orders of angels. [2 definitions]
archbishop a highest ranking bishop who officiates over a church diocese or province.
archbishopric the position, rank, or term of an archbishop. [2 definitions]
archdeacon a church official ranking just below a bishop and responsible for the administration of a diocese. [2 definitions]
archdiocese the diocese presided over by an archbishop.
archducal of or concerning an archduke or archduchy.
archduchess the wife or widow of an archduke. [2 definitions]
archduchy the territory controlled by an archduke or archduchess.
archduke a title given to a ruling prince, esp. in the former royal families of Austria.
Archean of, relating to, or designating the earlier of two geological periods of the Precambrian Era, ending approximately 2.5 billion years ago, during which highly crystalline igneous and metamorphic rocks were formed; Early Precambrian; Archeozoic; azoic. [2 definitions]
archegonium the female reproductive organ in ferns, mosses, and some similar plants.