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n. pl. ep·ar·chies
A diocese of an Eastern Orthodox Church.
[Greek eparkhiā, provincial government, from eparkhein, to rule over : ep-, epi-, epi- + arkhein, to rule.]
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n, pl -chies or -chates
1. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a diocese of the Eastern Christian Church
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a province
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in modern Greece) a subdivision of a province
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ep•ar•chy(ˈɛp ɑr ki)
n., pl. -chies.
a diocese in an Eastern Church.
[1790–1800; < Greek eparchía]
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Ancient Greece. the territory governed by an eparch or governor. See also eastern orthodoxy.See also: Greece and Greeks
a diocese. See also greece and greeks.See also: Eastern Orthodoxy
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