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1. A bishop in the Eastern Orthodox Church ranking immediately below a patriarch.
2. The ruler of a province in the Byzantine Empire.

[Late Latin exarchus, an overseer, from Greek exarkhos, from exarkhein, to lead : ex-, ex- + arkhein, to rule.]

ex·arch′al adj.
ex′ar′chate (ĕk′sär′kāt), ex′ar′chy (-kē) n.


(ˈɛksɑːˌkeɪt; ɛkˈsɑːkeɪt) or


n, pl -chates or -chies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, rank, or jurisdiction of an exarch
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Noun1.exarchate - a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
bishopric, diocese, episcopate - the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
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