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catholicos

[kuh-thol-i-kuh s, -kos] /kəˈθɒl ɪ kəs, -ˌkɒs/
noun, plural catholicoses, catholicoi
[kuh-thol-i-koi] /kəˈθɒl ɪˌkɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(often initial capital letter) Eastern Church.
  1. any of the heads of certain autocephalous churches.
  2. (in some autocephalous churches) a primate subject to a patriarch and having authority over metropolitans.
2.
(in the early Christian church) the head of monasteries in the same city.
Origin of catholicos
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Greek katholikós, noun use of Greek adj.; see catholic
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Catholicos

/kəˈθɒlɪkɒs/
noun
1.
the patriarch of the Armenian Church
Word Origin
C17: from Greek katholikos; see catholic
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