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protopope

[proh-tuh-pohp] /ˈproʊ təˌpoʊp/
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1.
the ranking priest in a cathedral of the Eastern Church.
Also called protopresbyter.
Origin of protopope
1655-1665
1655-65; < Russian protopóp < Late Greek protopapâs. See proto-, pope
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