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eparch

[ep-ahrk] /ˈɛp ɑrk/
noun
1.
the prefect or governor of an eparchy.
2.
Eastern Church. a bishop or metropolitan of an eparchy.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek éparchos commander, governor, prefect. See ep-, -arch
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British Dictionary definitions for eparch

eparch

/ˈɛpɑːk/
noun
1.
a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy (sense 1)
2.
a government official in charge of an eparchy (senses 2 or 3)
Word Origin
C17: from Greek eparkhos, from epi- over, on + -arch
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Encyclopedia Article for eparch

the leading Byzantine government official from the 6th to the 11th century, entrusted with the authority to maintain public order and safety in Constantinople (modern Istanbul), the Byzantine capital. Called the "father of the city," he ranked just beneath the emperor in importance.

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