- a patriarch's deputy.
- a title originally applied to a patriarch but later applied only to a bishop ranking below a patriarch and above a metropolitan.
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OTHER WORDS FROM exarchex·arch·al, adjective
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How to use exarch in a sentence
The officials of the empire, a distant exarch at Ravenna, a feeble prtor at Rome, had no power either to protect or to rescue.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
A fleet, fitted out by him in support of the exarch, was lost in a storm.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
They were ignorant of their new exarch; and Longinus was himself ignorant of the state of the army and the province.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Many of the recently converted uniates, on the other hand, offered their allegiance to the exarch.
Caesarea was an important diocese, and its bishop was, ex officio, exarch of the great diocese of Pontus.