[ ep-ahr-kee ]
/ ˈɛp ɑr ki /

noun, plural ep·ar·chies.

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


ep·ar·chi·al, adjective
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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 forms of eparchy

eparchial, adjective
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