Definition of eparchy in English:

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eparchy

Pronunciation: /ˈepˌärkē/

noun (plural eparchies)

A province of the Orthodox Church.
Example sentences
  • Of the 195 U.S. dioceses and eparchies (Eastern Rite dioceses), 194 took part in the audit and 181 participated in the survey.
  • Seven dioceses and eparchies, which are dioceses of the Eastern Catholic Churches, were not in compliance by year's end.
  • It is the first report card on how each U.S. diocese or eparchy is carrying out the bishops' 2002 Charter.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Greek eparkhia, from eparkhos (see eparch).

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Syllabification: ep·ar·chy

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