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eparch

Line breaks: ep¦arch
Pronunciation: /ˈɛpɑːk
 
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Definition of eparch in English:

noun

The chief bishop of an eparchy.
Example sentences
  • Even in Thessaloniki, seventh-century city officials seem to have become restricted to the bishop and the local imperial representative, the eparch.
  • Why were eunuchs not allowed to become the city prefect (eparch) of Constantinople?

Origin

mid 17th century (denoting the governor of an administrative division of Greece): from Greek eparkhos, from epi 'above' + arkhos 'ruler'.

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