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chartophylax

[kahr-tof-uh-laks]
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noun Greek Orthodox Church.
  1. an official who serves chiefly as the chancellor and archivist of a diocese.
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Origin of chartophylax

1875–80; < Late Greek, Greek, equivalent to charto- (see chartophylacium) + phýlax watcher, guard
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