Definition of Exarch

1. Noun. A bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America.

Generic synonyms: Bishop



2. Noun. A bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan.
Generic synonyms: Bishop

3. Noun. A viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire.
Generic synonyms: Vicereine, Viceroy

Definition of Exarch

1. n. A viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch , who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc.

Definition of Exarch

1. Noun. (historical) In the Byzantine Empire, a governor of a distant province. ¹

2. Noun. In the Eastern Christian Churches, the deputy of a patriarch, or a bishop who holds authority over other bishops without being a patriarch. ¹

3. Noun. In these same churches, a bishop appointed over a group of the faithful not yet large enough or organized enough to constitute an eparchy or diocese. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exarch

1. the ruler of a province in the Byzantine Empire [n -S] : EXARCHAL [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exarch

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Literary usage of Exarch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the civil administration of the Roman Empire the exarch was the governor ... The best-known case is mat of the exarch of Italy, who, after the defeat of ..."

2. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"In the year 584 an exarch is mentioned in Italy for the first time, and here as in Africa the title exarch is henceforth commonly applied to the head of the ..."

3. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1895)
"The citizens got hold of the messenger and his letters, and ' when they perceived the cruel madness ' of the exarch they would fain have put the messenger ..."

4. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton, Irving Stone (1894)
"... The exarch robs the ecclesiastical treasury. Meanwhile, before the ordination had taken place, the Imperial officials had laid violent hands on the ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"The exarch was also the superior of several monasteries, in distinction ... In the modern Greek church the exarch is a legate a latere of the patriarch. ..."

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