protopope

[ proh-tuh-pohp ]
/ ˈproʊ təˌpoʊp /

noun

the ranking priest in a cathedral of the Eastern Church.

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Origin of protopope

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