how to pronounce primate

pɹaɪmɛɪt

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meanings of primate

noun:

  1. In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.
  2. In the Orthodox Church, the presiding bishop of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction or region. Usually, the expression primate refers to the first hierarch of an autocephalous or autonomous Orthodox church. Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an archdiocese or diocese.
  3. In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circumscription.
  4. A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or monkey.
  5. A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.