protopope

[ proh-tuh-pohp ]
/ ˈproʊ təˌpoʊp /

noun

the ranking priest in a cathedral of the Eastern Church.

Origin of protopope

1655–65; < Russian protopóp < Late Greek protopapâs. See proto-, pope
Also called protopresbyter.
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