Definition of Catholicos in English:

Catholicos

Line breaks: Cath|oli¦cos
Pronunciation: /kəˈθɒlɪkɒs
 
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noun (plural Catholicoses /kəˌθɒlɪˈkəʊsiːz/ or Catholicoi /kəˈθɒlɪkɔɪ/)

  • The Patriarch of the Armenian or the Nestorian Church.
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    • Trdates III appointed Gregory the Church's first Catholicos in 303, and the Cathedral he erected in continues today as the seat of the supreme Catholicos of the worldwide Armenian Apostolic Church.
    • The Armenian Apostolic Church has two catholicosate sees: the Catholicos of All Armenians at Etchmiadzin, Armenia, and Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon.
    • Georgian law grants the Catholicos the same power as that of a king, and the clergy actively participates in state affairs.

Origin

early 17th century: from medieval Greek katholikos 'universal' (see catholic).

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