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catholicos

[ kuh-thol-i-kuhs, -kos ]
/ k蓹藞胃蓲l 瑟 k蓹s, -藢k蓲s /
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noun, plural ca路thol路i路cos路es, ca路thol路i路coi [kuh-thol-i-koi]. /k蓹藞胃蓲l 瑟藢k蓴瑟/.
(often initial capital letter)Eastern Church.
  1. any of the heads of certain autocephalous churches.
  2. (in some autocephalous churches) a primate subject to a patriarch and having authority over metropolitans.
(in the early Christian church) the head of monasteries in the same city.
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Origin of catholicos

1615鈥25; <Late Greek katholik贸s, noun use of Greek adj.; see catholic
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British Dictionary definitions for catholicos

Catholicos
/ (k蓹藞胃蓲l瑟k蓲s) /

noun
the patriarch of the Armenian Church

Word Origin for Catholicos

C17: from Greek katholikos; see catholic
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