noun, plural ep·ar·chies.
  1. (in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province.
  2. (in ancient Greece) a province.

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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eparchate (ˈɛpɑːkɪt)

noun plural -chies or -chates
  1. a diocese of the Eastern Christian Church
  2. (in ancient Greece) a province
  3. (in modern Greece) a subdivision of a province
Derived Formseparchial, adjective
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