Definitions for exarchˈɛk sɑrk

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  1. exarch(noun)

    a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America

  2. exarch(noun)

    a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan

  3. exarch(noun)

    a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire

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  1. exarch(Noun)

    In the Byzantine Empire, a governor of a distant province.

  2. exarch(Noun)

    In the Eastern Christian Churches, the deputy of a patriarch, or a bishop who holds authority over other bishops without being a patriarch.

  3. exarch(Noun)

    In these same churches, a bishop appointed over a group of the faithful not yet large enough or organized enough to constitute an eparchy or diocese.

  4. Origin: Borrowed from Church exarchus.

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  1. Exarch(noun)

    a viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch , who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc

  2. Origin: [L. exarchus, Gr. commander; ,, out + to lead, rule: cf. F. exarque.]

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  1. Exarch

    In the Byzantine Empire, an exarch was governor with extended authority of a province at some remove from the capital Constantinople. The prevailing situation frequently involved him in military operations. In the Eastern Christian Churches, the term exarch has two distinct uses: the deputy of a patriarch, or a bishop who holds authority over other bishops without being a patriarch; or, a bishop appointed over a group of the faithful not yet large enough or organized enough to be constituted an eparchy/diocese.

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