the ranking priest in a cathedral of the Eastern Church.
- Also called protopresbyter.
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How to use protopope in a sentence
One day I entered it, when the protopope, or dean, was baptizing an infant.
Then, hurriedly going up to the protopope, whispered something in his ear.The Green Book | Mr Jkai
Under Peter's father one of the Raskol leaders, the protopope Avvakum, denounced "these bold-faced" men—bold-faced meaning shaven.