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exarchate

[ek-sahr-keyt, -kit, ek-sahr-keyt]
noun
  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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British Dictionary definitions for exarchy

exarchate

exarchy (ˈɛksɑːkɪ)

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