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[ek-sahr-keyt, -kit, ek-sahr-keyt]
  1. the office, jurisdiction, or province of an exarch.
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Also ex·ar·chy [ek-sahr-kee] /ˈɛk sɑr ki/.

Origin of exarchate

First recorded in 1555–65, exarchate is from the Medieval Latin word exarchātus domain of an exarch. See exarch1, -ate3
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Examples from the Web for exarchate

Historical Examples

  • It has been suggested that the design is of the date of the Exarchate.

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  • Extinction of the exarchate of Ravenna by the Lombards under Astolphus.

  • During a period of 200 years Italy was unequally divided between the king of the Lombards and the exarchate of Ravenna.

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  • Commentators frequently identify the seventh head with the Exarchate of Ravenna.

  • Liudprand pressed hard, not only upon the Greek dominions of the exarchate, but also upon Rome.

British Dictionary definitions for exarchate


exarchy (ˈɛksɑːkɪ)

noun plural -chates or -chies
  1. the office, rank, or jurisdiction of an exarch
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