A chief priest; also, a kind of vicar, or a rural dean.
a non-monastic priest elevated with an honorific rank, equivalent to the monastic archimandrite , though ranking one position lower
a minister assisting a bishop in the administration of a rural deanery, or subdivision of an archdeaconry; also known as a rural dean
Priest honoured with special dignity or assigned special duties.
Archpriest is the title of a priest who has supervisory duties over a number of parishes. The term is most often used in Eastern Orthodoxy and Eastern-rite Catholicism, since the corresponding office in Latin rite Roman Catholicism has been replaced by the vicar forane.