eparchies

eparchy

[ep-ahr-kee]
noun, plural eparchies.
1.
(in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province.
2.
(in ancient Greece) a province.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Greek eparchía prefecture, province. See eparch, -y3

eparchial, adjective
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eparchy or eparchate (ˈɛpɑːkɪ, ˈɛpɑːkɪt)
 
n , pl -chies, -chates
1.  a diocese of the Eastern Christian Church
2.  (in ancient Greece) a province
3.  (in modern Greece) a subdivision of a province
 
eparchate or eparchate
 
n
 
ep'archial or eparchate
 
adj

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