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exilarch

[ eg-zuh-lahrk, ek-suh- ]
/ ˈɛg zəˌlɑrk, ˈɛk sə- /
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noun

one of a line of hereditary rulers of the Jewish community in Babylonia from about the 2nd century a.d. to the beginning of the 11th century.

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Origin of exilarch

First recorded in 1890–95; exile + -arch

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