[ kahr-tof-uh-laks ]
/ kɑrˈtɒf əˌlæks /
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noun Greek Orthodox Church.
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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Example sentences from the Web for chartophylax
He is also called chartophylax either as the holder of some ecclesiastical office or as superintendent of the university library.