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exilarch

[eg-zuh-lahrk, ek-suh-] /ˈɛg zəˌlɑrk, ˈɛk sə-/
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1.
one of a line of hereditary rulers of the Jewish community in Babylonia from about the 2nd century a.d. to the beginning of the 11th century.
Origin of exilarch
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; exile + -arch
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