eparchy

[ ep-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈɛp ɑr ki /
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noun, plural ep·ar·chies.

(in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province.
(in ancient Greece) a province.

Nearby words

  1. epanalepsis,
  2. epanaphora,
  3. epanodos,
  4. epanorthosis,
  5. eparch,
  6. epaulet,
  7. epaulette,
  8. epaulette tree,
  9. epaxial,
  10. epazote

Origin of eparchy

First recorded in 1790–1800, eparchy is from the Greek word eparchía prefecture, province. See eparch, -y3

Related formsep·ar·chi·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for eparchy

eparchy

eparchate (ˈɛpɑːkɪt)

/ (ˈɛpɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -chies or -chates

a diocese of the Eastern Christian Church
(in ancient Greece) a province
(in modern Greece) a subdivision of a province
Derived Formseparchial, adjective

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