- the prefect or governor of an eparchy.
- Eastern Church. a bishop or metropolitan of an eparchy.
Origin of eparch
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“Eparch” and “eparchy” are also used in the Russian Orthodox Church for a bishop and his diocese respectively.
- a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy (sense 1)
- a government official in charge of an eparchy (senses 2 or 3)
C17: from Greek eparkhos, from epi- over, on + -arch
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