the prefect or governor of an eparchy.
Eastern Church. a bishop or metropolitan of an eparchy.

Origin of eparch

First recorded in 1650–60, eparch is from the Greek word éparchos commander, governor, prefect. See ep-, -arch
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a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy (sense 1)
a government official in charge of an eparchy (senses 2 or 3)

Word Origin for eparch

C17: from Greek eparkhos, from epi- over, on + -arch
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