- 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.
Origin of exarch1
Related formsex·arch·al, adjective
Definition for exarch (2 of 2)
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The “exarch” of the archbishop, who is a dignitary but not a bishop, has a seat in the provincial synod.
The exarch is established at Ravenna, representing the Emperor of the East.
They were discovered, and fled to Ravenna, where the Exarch held his court.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
He also promised to instruct the Exarch of Ravenna to co–operate with Childebert.The Paladins of Edwin the Great|Clements R. Markham
An exception should be made in the case of Georgia, which is governed by an “exarch,” with three suffragans under him.