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ex·arch

 (ĕk′särk′)
n.
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.

exarch

(ˈɛksɑːk)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the head of certain autonomous Orthodox Christian Churches, such as that of Bulgaria and Cyprus
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any of certain Eastern Orthodox bishops, lower in rank than a patriarch but higher than a metropolitan
3. (Historical Terms) the governor of a province in the Byzantine Empire
[C16: from Late Latin exarchus overseer, from Greek exarkhos, from exarkhein to take the lead, from arkhein to rule]
exˈarchal adj

exarch

(ˈɛksɑːk)
adj
(Botany) botany (of a xylem strand) having the first-formed xylem external to that formed later. Compare endarch, mesarch
[C19: from ex-1 (outside) + Greek arkhē beginning, origin]

ex•arch1

(ˈɛk sɑrk)

n.
1. (in the Eastern Church)
a. a patriarch's deputy.
b. a bishop ranking below a patriarch and above a metropolitan.
2. a Byzantine viceroy.
[1580–90; < Late Latin exarchus superintendent < Greek éxarchos overseer, leader]
ex•arch′al, adj.
ex′ar•chate`, n.

ex•arch2

(ˈɛk sɑrk)

adj.
(of a xylem or root) maturing from the outside inward; having the youngest cells closest to the core.
[1890–95; ex-2 + Greek archḗ beginning]

exarch

1. in the early church, the head of a major diocese or province.
2. a bishop inferior to a patriarch but superior to a metropolitan.
3. a deputy of a patriarch, either a priest or a bishop.
4. the head of an autonomous church. — exarchal, adj.
See also: Eastern Orthodoxy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exarch - a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
2.exarch - a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
3.exarch - a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire
viceroy, vicereine - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
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